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Ethnic identity has become something of a cottage industry of late, with consultants charging corporations big bucks to help them deal with difference. Inevitably trading on personal experiences, the cultural products of the identity business have been a steady stream of uneven films, novels, and plays. Museum curator and writer Gabriella De Ferrari, an immigrant to the U.S. who grew up in Peru with Italian parents, will discuss these new possibilities for cultural expression in a lecture today called “Cultural Identity and the New Immigrant.” De Ferrari believes the immigrant’s perspective “can transform the world’s imagination.” And make her rich, as she hawks her new memoir, Gringa Latina. At 12:30 p.m. at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Bello Auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 942-8278. (John Cloud)