“Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action” (Symposium & Dialogue)

Event Details

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00am

Associated Fellows

Join us for a day of presentations and dialogue between local community leaders/partners, faculty, staff and students who are developing social justice approaches to university-community partnerships within Latinx communities in Western Massachusetts. Community members will be co-presenting with their academic collaborators, and each panel will highlight the importance of developing collaborative pedagogies that recognize Latinx communities as specific sites of creative and dynamic civic engagement. 

This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You may register for the entire day or for specific panels.

For more details and the registration link, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/bKjJkhGPfkj1XqE72

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS: TUESDAY 9/18

The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/468614106970286/

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FRIDAY 9/21 ITINERARY:

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

Also join us that evening from 5-7 PM for a reception from “Building Bridges,” a public art project by Joseph Krupczynski at the University Museum of Contemporary Arthttps://fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BuildingBridges

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The symposium/dialogue is generously sponsored by: 
The UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)

Co-sponsored by: 
UMass Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) and Department of Communication

Contact: Joseph Krupczynski: jkrup@umass.edu
or Mari Castañeda: mari@comm.umass.edu

Event Location

Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th floor) / UMass Amherst
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