Trauma and Uncertainty among Latinx Immigrant Communities

Center for Great Plains Studies Author
04/19/2022 Added
21 Plays


Part of the Reckoning & Reconciliation on the Great Plains summit. Thomas W. Sanchez (Associate Professor, UNO) "Immigration Irony: A Better Life Stymied by Law, Trauma, and Uncertainty" The research examines the everyday life of Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as college students, which is characterized by childhood and family trauma, dramatic changes in family and community structure, and instability. It is laced with an othering process based on citizenship and documentation status. Cristián Doña-Reveco (Associate Professor, UNO) "Crisis and Culture of Fear Among Latino Communities in the Midwest" This presentation looks to analyze the everday life conditions of many Latinos and Latin American immigrants centered around the concept of a "culture of fear" as the conditions created by the government which negatively affect the possibilities of these groups to actively and positively participate in social life. Isabelle Beulaygue (UNO) "'Somos Gente de Contacto': Emotional Regulation Among Latinos in Nebraska during the Covid-19 Pandemic" Latinos have disproportionately and negatively been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. Emerging research has investigated the economic, employment, and earnings impacts of the pandemic on Latinos, unveiling stark health disparities. Nebraska is home to a diverse Latino community, who has navigated the pandemic from a multitude of angles--health, socioeconomic and emotional. This presentation will explore the role of emotions and emotional regulation among Latinos in traversing pandemic challenges, including how they maintained emotional closeness and social cohesion, despite physical distancing. (Moderator: James Garza)

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