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Sternberg lecture discusses challenges of disconnected Latino youth

Ramona Hernandez
Ramona Hernandez, CCNY sociologist and director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at CCNY, is a speaker at the Sternberg Family Lecture, on March 30.

The third annual Sternberg Family Lecture at The City College of New York on Wednesday, March 30, presents a discussion by three experts entitled “A disrupted Foundation: Employment, School Retention, and Social Ties among Disconnected Latino Youth." Hosted by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the lecture starts at 4:30 p.m. in City College’s Great Hall.

The speakers are:

  • Dr. Ramona Hernandez, director, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at CCNY, and professor of sociology at CCNY and doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Hernandez is the author of pioneering texts on migration, labor and Dominican studies;
  • Dr. Edwin Melendez, professor of urban affairs and planning, Hunter College and director of its Center for Puerto Rican Studies;
  • Dr. M. Anne Visser, assistant professor of community and regional development, department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis.

“Disconnection among Latino youth in New York City is a disturbing phenomenon and one that policy makers must address quickly because young Latinos and Latinas represent the fastest growing segment of the Latino population,” said Hernandez, a renowned sociologist.  “Our research shows that both native-born and immigrant Latinos are equally affected by being out of school and out of work. It is imperative that our communities take steps to disrupt this trend by providing the support, infrastructure and opportunities which are essential if young Latinos are to grow and thrive in today’s society.”​

The lecture is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

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