This panel will engage the potential and problematics of social media from a Latin@ perspective. Bringing together a scholar, an influencer, and a writer/performer, the panel seeks to move beyond simply celebratory or cautionary approaches in an effort to capture the complexity of Latin@ social media. We also hope to explore the hashtag as a tool for research, activism, and community and creative work. #HashLat.
Panelists: Jillian Báez (College of Staten Island, CUNY), George Torres (Sofrito Media Group, @urbanjibaro), and Jennifer Tamayo (writer, performer, Managing Editor for Futurepoem). Respondent: Juan González (Andrés Bello Chair, King Juan Carlos Center)
Hosted/organized by Urayoán Noel (English, Spanish and Portuguese) and sponsored by Borders and Diasporas and the Latino Studies Program.