Conference: Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities
September 21, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: Amherst Room (10th floor)
UMass Amherst Campus
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 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
11:00 – 12:15: Panel 2: POLITICS OF PLACE: BELONGING AND PLACE-KEEPING IN HOLYOKE MA
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
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
The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.