Three acclaimed authors—Luis J. Rodríguez, Javier O. Huerta and Henry A. J. Ramos—spoke at the Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: A My Brother’s Keeper Forum, which took place Friday, September 30, at the University of Houston-Downtown. Participants explored the unique challenges faced by Houston’s young Latino men along with successful approaches to improving positive outcomes.
The forum featured sessions for local youth and adults who work with at-risk students. The panels for young people focused on identity, others’ perceptions of them, and goal-setting. The panels for adults involved with youth looked into the effect of zero tolerance policies, restorative justice practices, and examples of culturally grounded restorative justice practices being used successfully in Houston and around the country.