Lasallians from the College of Liberal Arts and Communication attended a talk by Atty. Chel Diokno, DLSU College of Law founding dean, and former SWAFO Director Albert John Puchero on the challenges of addressing the generation gap.
The talk entitled: Connect the G.A.P (Generation Age Gap): The Peculiarity of a Baby Boomer and a Millennial, seeks to shed light on the perspective of nation building from the views of different generations.
The talk was organized by the College of Liberal Arts and Communication Student Government (CLACGS).
During the discussion, the speakers discussed key concepts such as national consciousness and national conscience as well as the role of the youth in nation building. While both speakers discussed differences in trends and technologies, Diokno, for his part, underscored the similarities of his generation to the youth of today.
“I don’t see any difference. I think you are just as idealistic, you are just as energetic as the young people in my generation,” he said, encouraging the students to take an active role in seeking the truth and making a difference.
Puchero, in his message, called for stronger communication across members of each generation to address gaps and misunderstandings.
"The relationship of the Baby Boomers and Generation Z is like a rubber band. There could always be tension when we talk about opposing views. But, let us always recognize the tension. Lets recognize the gap. But let us preserve relationships through proper communication as that is what's important. There could be differing views. But both views are correct. It is just a matter of persepective and respect," he said.
(Photo Credit: CLACSG)
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Chel Diokno, Albert Puchero talk about generation gap at Connect the G.A.P seminar
With guest speakers Atty. Chel Diokno, founding dean of De La Salle University College of Law and Albert John Puchero of DLSU-D Alumni Association, the College of Liberal Arts and Communication Student Government (CLACSG), held the seminar “Connect the G.A.P.: The Peculiarity of a Baby Boomer and a Millennial” on October 16 at Salrial Hall.