Latinx Identity in the Workplace: Afro-Latinx and Multidimensionality

Wednesday, October 07 2:00 PM EDT to 3:00 PM EDT


Identity for Latinx in the United States is multidimensional. This is a reflection of the colonial history of Latin America and the mixing of indigenous Americans with white Europeans, Africans and Asians. Afro-Latinx is one of the Latin identity groups that are characterized by their complex view of racial identity.

Join us for a fireside chat with Dr. Robert Rodriguez and Latinx PHAN co-chair Diogo Metz, where they will explore the complexities of race, identity and ethnicity in the Latin community, and the issue of multidimensionality.  The discussion will offer a textured understanding of and appreciation for how Latinx identify in an effort to raise awareness and further a sense of community.

About Dr. Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D., is the president of Dr. Robert Rodriguez Advisors LLC (DRR Advisors), a diversity consulting firm that helps business leaders elevate the impact and effectiveness of their workplace inclusion initiatives. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in Latino talent management programs and employee resource group initiatives. Over 250 corporations have sought his expertise and consultation to develop proactive diversity initiatives that have a positive impact on business results.

Robert is best known for his book, Latino Talent: Effective Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals which is used by dozens of corporations as a framework for their Latino diversity programs. He is also the co-author of “Auténtico: The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success,” co-written with Andres Tapia. He serves on the Chicago Advisory Council for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, is a past board chairman for the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and board trustee for the National Museum of Mexican Art.

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