Prof. Yvonne Latty
Yvonne Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004). She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Professor Latty was featured in the History Channelís Documentary Honor Deferred and has lectured nationally. Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BFA in Film/Television and later an MA in Journalism from New York University.
More information: www.yvonnelatty.com
Stories contributed by Prof. Latty’s students:
“Two Part Harmony” Hindu Indians who donít eat beef and Muslim Pakistanis who donít drink wine gather in a New York neighborhood, serving one another wine and beef as a signal of mutual respect by Ali A. Alnaemi
“Adopting a New Identity (video)” Children Americans adopt from other countries often lose touch with their native cultures by Alexandra Dorante
“Warming Up to Hot Wax” New York City men dive into the beauty pool by Koryn Kennedy
“Gay Rights Issues Take a Back Seat—and that’s OK” Gay and lesbian rights groups say war, the economy and health care matter most by Elizabeth Giegerich