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How Latinx Youth Construct Their Identities: A Conversation

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Let’s break the narrative that Latin American university students in Canada are a small minority whose perspectives and experiences can be lumped together. Join a group of Latinx students for an interactive Zoom meeting, where we will discuss the diversity of experiences and backgrounds Latin American students in Canadian post-secondary institutions can have. With Coral Santana in conversation with Hidemi Mitani Shen and Danilo Angulo-Molina.

Although this is a Free Event, registrations are necessary.


About the speakers:

Coral Santana is a Vancouver-based Afro-Latina storyteller, producer, and activist born in the Dominican Republic. She is the Director and Founding Member of exposure UBC, a student-run organization that highlights UBC creatives and aims to build a conscious creative community. Coral was the Creative Director and Producer of the online festival ARTIVISM: SEX + The Unheard, as well as GlobalEYES Film Festival: The Construction of Woman.

Hidemi Mitani Shen (she/her) is an Asian Latinx born and raised in Chile of Japanese and Chinese descend. She will be graduating this spring from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of International Economics. During her time as an undergraduate student, she was involved with the Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society and has been a consultant at 180 Degree Consulting at UBC where she worked with non-profit organizations. Moreover, she was able to do an Arts Co-op term as a Communications Coordinator for UBC Sauder Alumni Engagement Team. During her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding when she can and exploring Vancouver!

Danilo Angulo-Molina is a third-year Honours Political Sciences and International Relations double-major student at the University of British Columbia. Conflict is a concept that has always been present in his life and shaped it significantly, including growing up as an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in the oldest armed conflict of the Americas in Colombia and living in the Middle East, experiencing and learning about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Danilo is the founder and host of the UBC series of conversations “Let’s Talk About” to promote dialogue and give a voice to UBC students. Danilo has worked as a Research and Policy Associate at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P). As of now, Danilo works as a human rights researcher for Scholars at Risk (SAR), where he researches how scholars in Latin America are persecuted, and advocates for their academic freedom to international stakeholders. Additionally, Danilo also works as a legal intern at the International Bar Association (IBA).

How Latinx Youth Construct Their Identities: A Conversation via @joinlcac


May 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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