Latinos y Judíos Unidos

3 days • 29 Jewish & Latino students • 9 universities

A joint initiative of The David Project and AJC
March 3rd-5th, 2017 at University of Miami Hillel
#LJU2017

 
University of Texas, Austin delegation poses with keynote speaker Dr. Julio Frenk

University of Texas, Austin delegation poses with keynote speaker Dr. Julio Frenk

 

Latinos and Jews United (Latinos y Judíos Unidos) was a weekend of exploring identity, personal and community narrative, delving into topics such as hate crime, immigration, and diaspora, and finding shared values for the purpose of coalition building between Latino and Jewish communities on college campuses. 

 
University of Miami delegation 

University of Miami delegation 

 

University of Miami President, Dr. Julio Frenk, who is a Latino Jew, and Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico in Miami were keynote speakers. Students also heard from a panel called Voices on Latin American Diasporas where issues from workers’ rights to immigration were discussed.

 
Student questions during Voices of Latin Diaspora panel

Student questions during Voices of Latin Diaspora panel

 

In addition to celebrating the Jewish Sabbath, attending a salsa dance lesson, and exploring Miami’s Latin history on Calle Ocho, students had space to share their personal narratives and hear from peers in different communities and campuses. The weekend ended with a campus outreach planning session among school delegations.