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Saturday, October 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Latinx, Queer & Gamer Chat

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A panel of LGBTQ Latinx will speak about being a Latinx gamer today, what has helped and what has made them feel more invisible in gaming communities. For example, the lack of representation of this inersectionality in many mainstream games.

Speakers
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Roberto Ibarra

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
I am a Gay Latino that was born in San Jose, CA but raised in San Jose, CA and Mexico. As a child and a teenager I was that kid that would pretend to want to live in a video game world because for me it was much easier to control a video game then my own life. Video games were an outlet for me and I would always pretend that I was the superhero in the video games. One point in my life I made a decision to start a career in psychology and help... Read More →
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Mario Raul

Mario is a Mexican-American healthcare professional, gamer and hobbyist. He hosts a podcast called La Palanca, a light hearted gay gaming podcast in Spanish. He is in interested in health care, queer issues, tech, games and how all of these areas intersect with each other.
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Victor Rios

Graduate Student, Palo Alto University
Victor is currently a third year Ph.D. student at Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Some of his earliest memories include playing various Mario titles with his siblings and cousins. He had a particular fondness for Princess Peach Toadstool and his love of Nintendo led him to work at GameStop for a little while. Currently, Victor just completed his second year practicum in a speciality clinic for gender and sexual... Read More →
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Serenity Sersecion

Professor, PhD Clinical Psychology, Palo Ato University
Dr. Serenity Serseción is from Puerto Rico and started gaming at a young age. They have a BS in psychology, an MS in counseling: marriage and family therapy, an MS in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. The first game they remember playing was Bonk on the TurboGrafx-16, then moving on to the original Gameboy, Nintendo, and Sega. Gaming helped them get through school, life on the island and helped them learn and eventually... Read More →
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Cassidy Todd

Graduate Student, Palo Alto University
I am currently a graduate student in clinical psychology, specializing in research and clinical practice with adolescents, families, gender minorities, sexual minorities, and multicultural identities.


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels Room B