If there was any doubt in my mind about the up and coming generation of Latino leaders being unleashed into the world, those doubts were put to rest last night by the amazingly intelligent and energetic members of Northeastern University’s Latin American Student Organization (LASO).
Last night I was in Boston and was honored to speak with college Latinos about Latina identity politics. We labeled ourselves and examined labels put on us as Latinos by the mainstream media and politicians, we explored the dynamics of Latina identity in terms of the intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender and we talked about how all of those are rooted in a specific history and cultural context.
I may be exhausted from my trip, where I was jostled through the Boston public transit system, pero interacting with such an amazing group of promising rising leaders left me inspired and thoughtful with how to move forward cuz we know each generation moves the struggle ahead.
Pa’lante and mil gracias to the gracious team that made it happen and to all that came out and participated last night.