Exploring Belonging With Walter Thompson-Hernández

December 16, 2019
Walter Thompson and Soka students discuss his work

New York Times journalist and NPR commentator Walter Thompson-Hernández discussed his work focusing on the exploration of belonging during a panel presented by Prof. Ian Read in International Studies and Prof. Verónica Quezada in the Language and Culture program on Nov. 19.

After his talk—”Compton Cowboys, Remezcla, and Japanese Lowriders: “Compton Cowboys, Remezcla and Japanese Lowriders: Celebrating the Work of Walter Thompson-Hernández”— a panel of three SUA students and Prof. Tomas Crowder-Taraborelli addressed issues related to culture appropriation, the concept of belonging in subcultures, questioning of stereotypes, and the act of healing.