The Latino Experience: Living in Two Worlds

Oct. 18, 2017, The Progreso Latino Fund hosted a Forum featuring actor, writer and comedian Elizardi Castro to benefit the Latino communities recovering from 2017 Hurricanes and Earthquakes.

Actor, writer and Comedian Elizardo Castro performed at the PLF Forum, "Living in Two Worlds." Credit: Dawn Santiago

Living in Two Worlds: A Progreso Latino Fund Forum

Nearly 200 guests assembled at the New Haven Lawn Club in October to watch Elizardi Castro perform a fabulously entertaining take on the richness of our shared Latino culture. The crowd was stirred early on by an invitation to spontaneously sing a well-known Puerto Rican lullaby. Elizardi's performance lifted both voices and hearts as stories of families were reflected on stage with love and humor.

Please visit the photo gallery

Hear about Castro's personal journey and the opportunities and challenges he thinks face the Latino community today.

Listen to an interview with Castro

Progreso Latino Fund Advisory Committee members pose with Elizardi Castro (L-R): Jorge Jimenez, Yadira Ijeh, Tara Davila, Elizardi Castro, Raquel Santiago-Martinez, Fernando Muñiz, Chair, John Padilla (missing from photo: Yolanda Caldera-Durant)