Conference: Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities

Event Details

September 21, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room (10th floor)

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
Free and open to the public. Registration is required and you may register for the entire day or for specific panels.
Contact:
Mari Castañeda

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 

Directions:

The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.