Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action

Event date/time: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: 
Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th floor)

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and you may register for the entire day or for specific panels. Register now

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: TUESDAY 9/18 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 – 9:30: Coffee/pastries & Welcome

9:30 – 10:45: Panel 1: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEARNING
Panelists: Dana Altshuler: Holyoke Public School ethnic studies coordinator / Joel Ariel Arce: UMass Amherst College of Education doctoral student / Dr. Laura Valdiviezo: Associate Professor, UMass Amherst College of Education / Director of UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies / Gloria Penagos: Migrant Program Coordinator, Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start Inc. / Raúl D. Gutiérrez: Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies & Spanish, Holyoke Community College

11:00 – 12:15: Panel 2: POLITICS OF PLACE: BELONGING AND PLACE-KEEPING IN HOLYOKE MA
Panelists: Maria Salgado-Cartagena: Program Coordinator, Community Partnerships fo Social Change, Hampshire College; People's Historian of Holyoke's Puerto Rican Diaspora / Vanessa Rosa:Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies, Mount Holyoke College / Nelson Rafael Roman: Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza; Ward 2 Holyoke City Councilor / Joseph Krupczynski: Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Department of Architecture; Director of UMass Civic Engagement & Service-Learning

12:45 – 1:30: Lunch Workshop: STUDENT BRIDGES: YOUTH-CENTERED AND ASSET-BASED APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

1:45 – 3:00: Panel 3: HURRICANE MARIA / ONE-YEAR LATER: CHALLENGES AND IMPACTS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS  
Panelists: Vanessa Pabon: Community Engagement Director, WGBY / Mari Castañeda: Professor and Chair, UMass Amherst Department of Communication; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) / Tara Parrish, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Project / Emily Rodriguez, Organizer Pioneer Valley Project / Jen Sandler: Lecturer, UMass Amherst Department of Anthropology; Director, UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT)

3:15 – 4:00: CLOSING REFLECTION
Ginetta Candelario: Associate Professor of Sociology, Smith College; Director of the Program in Latin American and Latina/o Studies; faculty affiliate of the Study of Women and Gender Program

And join us that evening from 5-7 PM for a reception for “Building Bridges” a public art project by Joseph Krupczynski at the University Museum of Contemporary Art 

Location: 
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
Event Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
1 Campus Center Way Amherst MA