Cosmic Race, Rainbow People, and Other Myths: Race and Racial Identity in the Latinx Community

Jorge Zeballos

Jorge ZeballosSeptember 5th, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid Event

McHugh Commons (Upstairs JLK McHugh, above The Preserve)

Cosmic Race, Rainbow People, and Other Myths: Race and Racial Identity in the Latinx Community: How do Latinx people see themselves racially? As white? As indigenous? As black? As mixed? These questions are explored in the presentation by examining the historical and contemporary forces that shape that identity. Using historical documents, images, and statements, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the racial frame that shapes Latinx racial identity.

Jorge Zeballos was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Lima, Peru. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University.

Mr. Zeballos is an independent equity and inclusion consultant with decades of expertise conducting workshops, presentations, and leading long-term equity initiatives at K-12 schools, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, city governments, police departments, fire departments, international and national conferences, and non-profit organizations.

He spent 15 years in higher education where the last position he held was that of Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. His efforts leading the institutional equity work at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, were recognized by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education with their Institutional Excellence Award, Honorable Mention.

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