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Latino Students in the 21st Century: Examining the Educational Pipeline Conference

Champaign , USA

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Dr. Luis Urrieta, Jr. - University of Texas at Austin 

We'd like to extend a warm invitation to our conference, “Latino Students in the 21st Century: Examining the Educational Pipeline.” Our conference is scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. at ACES Library, Heritage Room. Our Keynote speaker will be Professor Luis Urrieta, Jr. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Our conference seeks to foster an understanding of the key contemporary issues impacting Latina/o students across the educational pipeline (Pre-K-higher education) along with discussing how universities can have greater partnerships with community schools.    Our conference will feature a panel, “Serving Latino Students: A Conversation with Community & Campus Educators,” featuring:  Moderator: Luz Murillo, Ph.D., Department of Curriculum & Instruction Maria Alanis, M.A., Director of ESL/Bilingual Education for Champaign Unit 4 Schools Gioconda Perez, Ph.D., Director of La Casa Cultural Latina Alicia Rodriguez, Ph.D., Academic Advisor, luisDepartment of Latina/o Studies Joseph Wiemelt, Ed.D., Director of Equity & Student Learning/Multicultural Programs for Urbana School District 116  Refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout conference proceedings. The conference will conclude with a dinner and networking reception!!! Dinner will be provided to participants who attend the entire conference! While the conference is FREE and OPEN to the public, registration is required. 

Register at: by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2016.   This conference is funded by a Focal Point Grant from the Graduate College. Our co-sponsors include: Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, Center for Education in Small Urban Communities, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, La Casa Cultural Latina, Graduate Organization of Latin@ Students    Sincerely,  Examining the Educational Experiences of Latinos in the U.S. Focal Point Project Team and Open to the Public Contact:Gabriel Rodriguez grodrig2@illinoiseduSponsor:Graduate College Focal Point GrantRegister