In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Community Leadership Center will host the following events featuring Hispanic scholars:
- “GIS Mapping for citizens, inclusion, and resiliency: Low cost high precision cartography for urban studies in Paraguay and the global south ” featuring Juan Cristaldo, Founder, Coordinator, and Professor of the Center for Research Development and Innovation at the National University of Asunción in Paraguay. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., in Armitage Hall, Room 208. Registration is required.
- “Latinos in Education: Challenging Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities,” featuring Eduardo Bhatia, John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor and Visiting Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. This event takes place on Thursday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Campus Center. Register by emailing Giovanna Romero. See below for the event abstract:
“This will be an opportunity to engage in a dialogue about the state of Latinos in Education from national and local perspectives. Focus will be placed on what works and how do we engage multisectoral organizations to address some of the issues that the Latino community is facing. While Latinos have made strides in improving educational attainment at all levels, they still lag behind when compared to Whites and African Americans. In 2019, the Education Trust pointed to the inequities of degree attainment levels when Latinos are compared to other subgroups. Latinos continue to be the fastest growing population and the implications for the Latino community and for the United States as whole are concerning. The panel will provide demographic data, will highlight trends, share promising practices and discuss what can be done to improve this statistic.”