Vanderbilt community members are invited to join the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy for its first Lunch and Learn: “What LatinX Means to Asylum Seekers”, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Central Library, room 200. The event is limited to 25 registrants.
This series aims to create a space to engage various members of the Vanderbilt community in collaborative learning and dialogue. The first Lunch and Learn will be facilitated by Jesús Ruiz, a member of the Vanderbilt University teaching staff who is a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean, the Atlantic World and Haiti. Ruiz has firsthand experience as an asylum officer, which inspired his research on the interconnectedness of dispossession and forced migration.
This discussion will center around the use of “X” in the phrase “LatinX” and what its use might signal to the communities to which it refers.
Lunch will not be provided, but registrants are invited to bring lunch.