• Lunch & Learn
Judith Perez

The Impact of Latino Immigration on U.S. Neighborhoods

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Donahue 403

With the implementation of the Immigration Act of 1965, the face of the United States became a reflection of the changing, multicolored population. In turn, the impact of this genesis has particularly impacted US Neighborhoods. Our keynote facilitator, Judith Perez, will present information on different US cities and neighborhoods that have a distinct Latino "flavor" and discuss how Latino immigration has created new ethnic neighborhoods, or "barrios."

Judith Perez is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y. where she has received a fellowship to pursue a concentration in Race and Ethnic Studies full time. Perez has also completed an advanced certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies. She recently completed a fellowship with the Smithsonian Latino Center. In the summer of 2006, Perez served as an Assistant Faculty member for the National Equity Center’s 2006 Summer Civil Rights and Social Justice Training Institute, which was held at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Her other academic professional endeavors include an appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Puerto Rican and Latin American Studies department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Before entering academe, Perez worked in the nonprofit industry for North America’s premier internship organization, INROADS, Inc., as their National Recruiter and Liaison for Latino Affairs, and she has also enjoyed a career in Student Affairs at Barnard College, Marist College and Pace University. Perez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and her Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Higher Education Administration.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the History Department, Humanities and Modern Languages, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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