UNK alum Salinas to discuss masculinity at “The Bro Code”

By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – “The Bro Code: Real Talk on Men and Masculinities,” a presentation by University of Nebraska at Kearney alum Cristobal Salinas, Jr., will explore social identity.

The event, free and open to the public, is at 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10) in Copeland Hall Room 142.

Cristobal Salinas, JrSalinas will discuss traditional understandings of social identities, and challenge those ideas. Challenging the common thinking on identity allows for more intersectional thinking, Salinas said. Intersectionality is the study of intersections between different disenfranchised groups or groups of minorities.

“I’m looking at social identities with an analytical lens,” he said.

Salinas graduated from UNK in 2010 with a degree in Spanish education, English as a second language with a dance minor. He was involved with multicultural affairs, a member of Sigma Lambda Beta, a Chancellor’s Ambassador and homecoming king.

Salinas is currently working to earn his doctoral degree in higher education from Iowa State University.

His research explores the social and political context of education opportunities for historically marginalized communities, with a focus on the Latino community.

He has presented his research at events such as the Sigma Lambda Beta national conference.

Salinas of Schuyler immigrated to the United States when he was in seventh grade, and is often invited to speak about the success he has had in America.

“The Bro Code” is sponsored by the Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Zeta Gamma Chapter and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Division of Student Affairs.

Source: Juan Guzman, 308.865.8127, guzmanj@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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