Statistics don't lie! Latino men and boys are in crisis, from high incarceration rates to high school drop rates, HIV infection, high homicide rates and high unemployment-- something bad is happening. Reasons for the current state are complex and multi layered. And certainly, more research is necessary to get at the root of the causes and find solutions.
Three educators have edited a groundbreaking book, "Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino men and boys."
I will be moderating a panel tonight with the three scholars, Pedro Noguera, Aida Hurtado and Edward Fergus and local contributors.
New York City folks, come out and check out a very necessary book, and a very necessary discussion.
If you can't make tonight's event and want to understand what is happening and be inspired to be part of making things better, check out this book. It's an extraordinary work of scholarship that sheds light on a most important group in our society.
New York University Kimmel Center
5 - 7 pm