October 17, 2003

Why Mexican & Jewish Americans Don’t Understand Each Other to be Addressed by Author & Commentator Gregory Rodriguez on October 22

The San Diego Latino-Jewish Coalition announced today that  Gregory Rodriguez, a Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation, and contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, will speak on, “Why Mexican and Jewish Americans Don’t Understand Each Other” on Wednesday, October 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Old Town (formerly the Holiday Inn), 2435 Jefferson Street. A reception for young professionals ages 40 and under will precede the discussion from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Gregory Rodriguez’s work appears in many of the nation’s leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Rodriguez is the author of a groundbreaking report on Latino-American socioeconomic mobility, entitled The Emerging Latino Middle Class, and a 1999 national report on immigrant assimilation, From Newcomers to New Americans. The Economist has praised him for “decisively changing the understanding of the Latino experience in the United States.” Last year, Esquire Magazine listed him among the “best and brightest” young Americans who will revolutionize the way we think.

The cost of admission to the event is $5 per person. The young professional’s reception is $10 per person and includes the price of admission.

This event is presented by the San Diego Latino-Jewish Coalition. Co-sponsors are the San Diego Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, the Mexican American Business Professionals Association, and The Latina/o Unity Coalition.

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