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Coming of age in an immigrant community: Different perspectives, common themes

More than 70 Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and English speakers came together in Alhambra on Monday evening to discuss youth specific to immigrant communities. Despite the diverse backgrounds of attendees, participants in the multilingual community forum — hosted by Alhambra Source and Asian Pacific American Legal Center — identified similar issues about dating, bullying, health, civic participation, and feeling tied to two countries.

Reporter Corps members lead multilingual discussions.

Alhambra Source's Reporter Corps, members of a training program for five young journalists, led multilingual discussions on each topic. Although many of the participants at each table couldn't speak English, with the help of translators, all were able to understand and participate.

"It was great to see that when someone really cares for a topic, language barriers tend to dissolve," said Reporter Corps member Irma Uc, who led the healthy foods discussion. 

Teachers, parents, and students discuss bullying at Reporter Corps member Jane Fernandez's table.

Many of the participants came to the program to learn about other cultures. One Spanish speaker, who was part of the dating discussion, said she didn't often get the chance to interact with other communities. "I'm here to learn," she said in Spanish.

Mike Pedro from APALC presents the key points and action items from the bullying discussion.

At the end of the discussions, one member from each table presented key points on each topic to the larger group. Some of the forum takeaways included a push for schools to provide anti-bullying resources for parents, the need for parents to learn more about other cultures as their children interact and even date within them, and a suggestion that Alhambra incorporate more multilingual resources during meetings to increase civic participation from immigrants.

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3 thoughts on “Coming of age in an immigrant community: Different perspectives, common themes”

  1. Thanks Sarah — really glad you could be there, and great to hear your impressions! We'd like to do more moving forward. 

    1. Great, keep us posted. I heard reporter corps program will be ending- please let us know if new applicants will be accepted. I know some people that should apply. 

  2. I was so impressed by this event.. in particular by the translators in Spanish and Chinese, the takeaways from each group, and attendance. I definitely think you're on to something here- congrats to Daniela Gerson and the Alhambra Source team!