Kyle Delgado

Best of Both Worlds: First Generation Experience

Kyle Delgado

Best of Both Worlds: First Generation Experience
kyle_delgado@my.uri.edu

Biography

As an advocate for diversity and inclusion on University campuses , Kyle is an active member in a number of student affairs. He is highly involved in a number of multicultural student organizations such as Brothers on A New Direction (B.O.N.D.) and Cape Verdean Student Association (CVSA). Kyle is an advocate for social justice and a supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Workshop Title: Best of Both Worlds: Problems Facing First Generation Americans

Workshop Description: This workshop will explore the challenges of first generation students (someone who has at least one foreign born parent) face in a new country. The constant battle of being caught between two cultures in society and in the household with the family can be problematic for these children. Should society make more of an effort to embrace multicultural communities? Should multicultural communities make a more of an effort to “fit in” or assimilate into American society? Can a perfect balance ever be reached?

Workshop Time: Session II in Quinn Hall Room 104