PRESENTATIONS $1,000 (PLUS TRAVEL AND LODGING)
Looking for a unique speaker who will present social justice issues in a way that is both challenging for the expert and immediately engaging for the novice? For audiences who would like to explore certain issues in greater depth than would be addressed in a performance, and would prefer to forego the interactivity of a workshop, Romero's presentations will educate, entertain, and inspire.
Travel and lodging can be handled in two ways: 1) the university makes the arrangements on Romero's behalf (preferred) or, 2) Romero makes the arrangements and is reimbursed with the total check.
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THE LATINX GIANT: WHAT THE DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND CULTURE
2044: The year the United States of America is projected to become a "minority" majority nation. Birth rates of people of color already exceed those of Caucasians. What many don't know, is that Latinxs alone will make up roughly a third of America's population in a number of decades. Immigration from Central and South America has changed everything. We are witnessing the rise of "the Latinx Giant." Join spoken word artist David A. Romero as he asks the important questions: what has caused the great migrations from Latin America? How do immigrants and first-generation Latinxs simultaneously embrace and reject previous trends towards assimilation and integration? How has "the Latinx Giant" already affected the outcome of the national elections? Perhaps most importantly, who in America recognizes this shift, and how are they responding: for better, or worse? This presentation will include multimedia and performances of spoken word poetry.
Watch a recording of The Latinx Giant at Kilgore College
CATEGORIES: LATINX HISTORY, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
BREAKING LATINX STEREOTYPES AGES: 16+
Stereotype: a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. What are the stereotypes surrounding Latinx Americans? Is there any truth to them? How were these stereotypes created? What effect do stereotypes have on how Latinxs are perceived by others and how they perceive themselves? Using his poems as a guide for the conversation, Romero leads students to deconstruct some of these harmful stereotypes; understanding their roles in their personal lives and society at large.
Watch a recording of Breaking Latinx Stereotypes as a presentation at Elizabethtown Community College
CATEGORIES: POLITICS, CURRENT EVENTS, RACE AND ETHNICITY
A FUTURE WITHOUT JOBS? AUTOMATION AND CAPITALISM IN CRISIS
In this presentation, Romero speaks to a changing economy and a crisis in capitalism; one motivated by a global “race to the bottom” and increased automation of labor. Romero provides a brief summary of agrarian and industrial-based economies, bringing us into the current moment; where advanced robotics and computer programs drive workers out of both “blue collar” and “white collar” jobs. Are we looking at a future without jobs? What are the potential advantages and pitfalls of restructuring society around increased automation?
CATEGORIES: POLITICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY