Leader to speak on Latino issues

By Raegan Scharfetter/managing editor

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, TR Campus is presenting “Creating the Brown Space” with Jacinto Ramos Jr. 11 a.m.-noon in the Idea Store.

Ramos is a community leader who works with youth on issues around multiculturalism, community pride and building a strong cultural identity. He has worked as a youth specialist for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth’s Comin’ Up gang intervention program and now currently works as community service restitution supervisor at Tarrant County Juvenile Services.

In “Creating the Brown Space,” Ramos will discuss the challenges and opportunities for improvement in the Latino community.

Ramos said there is a huge disconnect in this country and this county around Latino issues.

“The goal for ‘Creating the Brown Space’ is to call for action,” he said. “Students, staff and faculty should not shy away from these issues. DACA recipients are looking for leadership, and TCC has not chosen to make a public statement about it. Making no action sends a message.”

Student development associate Kim Nguyen said students, faculty and staff should attend to openly discuss and share their opinions about issues and learn more about the Latino culture.

“The goal is to create an open and safe space where students of all backgrounds are able to express their opinions in a productive way and allow for students to understand and gain insight into the challenges and issues that the Hispanic community faces,” she said.