As we usher in a New Year, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute will resume its successful virtual series, Café con Joes. Café con Joes is a monthly series which explores a wide range of topics such as, current events, arts, culture, philanthropy, or professional development. This semester's events will feature a wide range of new topics, including language and identity, imposter syndrome, and family and faith.
The series kicks off on February 10th at 5 p.m. via Microsoft Teams with "Language and Identity". The discussion will explore language and identity intersectionality while discussing ways language shape one's perception of identity. Dr. Amelia Tseng, Assistant Professor in World Languages and Cultures at American University and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will lead the conversation and explore the struggles that individuals face when they do not speak the language that is commonly associated with their cultural roots.
On March 10th, Institute will host a special edition of Café con Joes by inviting guests that were featured in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine. "Let's Talk Mental Health & COVID-19-One Year Later," will feature Dr. Enmanuel Mercedes, B.A '02/ M.A '05/ Ph.D '13 in collaboration with CAPS. Dr. Mercedes will discuss the importance of students' mental health and dive further into ways we can manage living in this world where COVID-19 has become our "new normal".
On March 16th, "Facing Imposter Syndrome" will center the conversation on how imposter syndrome can impact individual perception of self. If you have ever thought, "I don't belong here" or "I don't deserve this", you have faced imposter syndrome. Diving into the topic further, the speakers will also discuss how minorities are disproportionally impacted by imposter syndrome.
The Institute will close out the series on April 14th "Family, Faith, & Culture" in collaboration with Campus Ministry. The invited speakers will explore faith and traditions, the role they play in our lives, and the relationship we have with faith as we enter adulthood.
Café con Joes is open to the entire Seton Hall community through Microsoft Teams. You can register for the events by visiting here »