COE offers webcast of Latino Education and Advocacy Day from California State University on March 29

Laura A. Valdiviezo, assistant professor, College of Education, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum studies, will facilitate a UMass Amherst webcast viewing of the Latino Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) summit held at California State University, San Bernadino, on Monday, March 29, in Furcolo Hall, IPC Lab, Room 22 from 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and in Furcolo Hall, Room 222 from 3:30- 10:00 p.m.

The summit will be transmitted across the U.S. and abroad. Its purpose is to reunite community members, academics, government officials and students interested in education opportunities for Latinos in the U.S., Valdiviezo said.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend the webcast in part or for the entire day.

Attendees from UMass Amherst who would like to submit questions to summit presenters by video may do so. Instructions for submitting questions can be found at

More than 35 presenters will participate in the Summit, including Dr. Juan Sepulveda, director, White House Initiative on the Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans; Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist and plaintiff in historic precursor to Brown v. Board of Education; and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers. A capstone event with Huerta is the screening of the documentary “Viva La Causa” at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Detailed information about the Summit, including the program schedule in Pacific Time, is available at The schedule for the UMass Amherst webinar is:

11:30 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:00 pm - Inaugural Address

12:30 pm - "History, Schooling and Outcomes"

1:45 - "Theory and Research into Action"

4:00 - "White House Initiative"

5:00 - "Policies and Politics of Education Access and Opportunities"

6:30 - "Youth Development and Future LEADers"

8:30 – Documentary: “Viva la Causa”