Sen. Linares Meets With UConn Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project Students

February 28, 2013
Sen. Art Linares (center) on Feb. 28 met at the State Capitol with students from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work’s Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project (PRLSP).  Sen. Linares discussed his Cuban heritage and talked about his commitment to public service.

Sen. Art Linares (center) on Feb. 28 met at the State Capitol with students from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work’s Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project (PRLSP). Sen. Linares discussed his Cuban heritage and talked about his commitment to public service.

Sen. Art Linares on Feb. 28 met at the State Capitol with students from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work’s Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project (PRLSP).

PRLSP is a focused area of study designed to provide a social work perspective on contemporary issues affecting the Puerto Rican/Latino population with a focus on their resiliency and strengths. For more information, email: [email protected] .

Linares is Cuban-American. His father and grandparents immigrated to the United States after the attempt to rid Cuba of Fidel Castro failed. Before they fled, his grandfather was imprisoned for opposing communism.

Linares, who is serving in his first term as state senator, discussed his family’s history with the students and talked about his commitment to public service.