Understanding Latino Families, Implications for Holyoke Text Size

Event takes place on September 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street

Historical Lecture Series
Where the Heart Is: What it means to be home

Family consists of people who look after us, play an essential role in upbringing us and teach us the lesions in life that can never be learned through any school or book. The last several decades were a period of significant change in family life in the United States. There are well documented changes in families: an increase in cohabitation, shifts in the proportion of children born outside marriage; high divorce rates, and trends to female family headship.

The United States is rapidly becoming culturally diverse with the Latino population. Every family is different, and there are likely to be cultural differences among Latino families. This presentation by Miguel Acre presents the Latino family in a larger context. It links changing family processes and family members’ access to social and economic resources. The presentation focuses on differences within Latino groups by generational status.

Admission is $7 general or $5 for members.

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