Addressing Cultural Divides
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT
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Lack of information in Spanish and cultural divides often keep Latinos away from the public planning process. Whether it be challenging schedules, fear of the system, or cultural and linguistic divides, engagement with Latino communities is very weak or non-existent in many places. How can we better connect with Latino communities in the cities we work with to ensure they are an active voice in decision-making?
Bilingual Latino planners are enriched with the important language skills to bridge the gap between the planning process and the Latino communities we work in, and connect with communities in a more than superficial way. Latino planners are often asked to translate a phrase or planning term for a project or program, but Latino planners are more than just translators, and can serve an important role in leading and redesigning Latino cultural engagement techniques. How can we use our bilingual language skills to better connect the planning process to the communities we work in?
Attendees will learn about cultural and linguistic divides that keep Latinos from participating more actively in the planning and decision-making process.
Attendees will learn about ways to better engage Latino, whether by rethinking the engagement process, the outreach process, the language used, and style.
Latino planners will learn about how to best use their Spanish language skills to serve as more than just translators, but as creators of new engagement strategies targeting the cultural nuances of our Latino communities.
- Join the Latinos and Planning Division before registering and your webinar is FREE!
- Individual rate (one person/registration fee per computer): FREE for PLD member; $30 non-member.
- Group rate (one registration fee allows any number of people to watch from one computer): $140
For registration questions e-mail email@example.com or call 312-334-1250.
Diana Ponce De Leon
Kevin Gurley, AICP
Edna Ledesma, firstname.lastname@example.org