CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

 

8:00 - ongoing

REGISTRATION

 

LOBBY

8:45
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9:15

 

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos!

Dr. Michelle Patrick, Dean, CBPA

Conference Coordinators:

Linda Stevenson and Idna Corbett

Ballroom
A

 

9:30

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10:45

Edu/ELL

Facing the Educational Challenges in Philadelphia: 

A Charter School Success Story

Renato Lajara

 

Edu/ ELL

Effective Support Programs for Latino Students and Families

Dr. Jane Hershberger, Eva Howski, Patricia Quynn, Dora Navarro

 

Edu/ ELL

Crossing the Border to Promote Young Students’ Engagement Through the use of Cap Kits – WCU in Costa Rica

Dr. Donna Sanderson, Jennifer Matuza

 

Hea/ Soc/ Jus

Bring Back Our Girls and Educate Them! Discussion of “Girl Rising”

Nyra Zaracho

 

Lang/Cult/His/Hum

Learning Interpreting Skills in Spanish through Internships in the Fields of Health and Education

Dr. Andrea Varricchio, Caitlin Ross, and Victoria Quig

 

Lang/Cult/His/Hum

Semilla Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and Latin America

Betsy Casañas

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

Understanding College Student Success: the Economics of Effort

Dr. Sandra Trejos

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

The Influence of Hispanics on Rural Life in Chester County

Margarita Mirkil

 

Prof. Develop/ Entrepre.

Marketing to Latinos goes beyond understanding business.

Katherine Cartagena, Greg Panos

 

11:00

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12:15

Edu/ELL

Photography Without Borders: Latino Youth Sharing their Culture from Philadelphia to Colombia

Tony Rocco & Stetson Charter School
Students

 

Edu/ELL

Parent Education in Kennett Square Family Center

Nelly Arevalo and reps. From MCHC Family Center, Kennett Square

 

Edu/ELL

Media PA’s Fair Trade Movement as a model to demonstrate new and existing methods to engage Latino ELL students.

Heather Bickley, Mariama Sears

 

Hea/ Soc/ Jus

La Colonia Urbana: Creating Spaces for Human Rights Learning

Dr. Rosemary Barbera

 

Lang/Cult/His/Hum

The Puerto Rican Experience in Philadelphia- Taking a look into the Past, Present and Future of Latinos in Philadelphia

Rachel Brown, Gabbi Sharkey

 

Lang/Cult/His/Hum

Calpulli Cezonte Cuicatl - Aztec Dance Performance and History

Francisco Garcia

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

Sowing Seeds for Alternative Spring Breaks: Latino Public Art, Youth & the Diamond Street Experience 2014

Dr. Linda Stevenson Meghan Cox, Rob Pezzotti, Noelle Lemon, Jodi Roth-Saks,
Donna Sanderson

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

Immigrants for Sale?! Deportation, I.C.E., & the Police Liberty and Justice for all

Dr. Michele Belliveau, Jasmine, JUNTOS-Norristown

 

Prof. Develop, Entrepre.

Latinos in the Workplace: ERC Employee resource Groups. Goals, Objectives, Challenges, successes. Panel discussion with members of Latinos employee networks.

Luis M Colmenares

 

12:30
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1:45

 

Luncheon and Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto
Latino/as in College: Successes in Enrollment, Challenges in Completions

 

Ballrooms

B & C

 

2:00

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3:15

Edu/ELL

Cultural Immersion Experiences in Special Education: how does an overseas community service trip to Eleuthera compare to a summer session teaching in inner-city Philadelphia?

Dr. Claire Verden, Hannah Cunliffe, Lindsay Dietz, Victoria Lewandowski, Sarah Sabogal

 

Edu/ELL

ELL and Connecting with the Community

Patricia Verbovszky

 

Edu/ ELL

Explaining the Achievement Gap for Latinos in High School and College

Dr. Idna Corbett &
Angela Della Valle

 

Hea/ Soc/ Jus

Street Gang Profile: An Analysis of the Latin King Manifesto

Anderson Amaya
Dr. Chris Przemieniecki

 

Lang/Cult/His/ Hum

La Puerta: The currency of Afro-Cubanist work

Maria Urrutia

 

Lang/Cult/His/Hum

Rasquache Camp in the Novels of John Rechy and Felicia Luna Lemus

Dr. Jason Bartles

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

Cultural Differences in Latino and Non-Latino Worlds: Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness Using Hofsteade Measures

Dr. Liz Wang

Dr. Linda Stevenson

Sykes 115

Pol/Econ/Soc

Building Alliances to Advocate for Immigrants in Pennsylvania

Sundrop Carter & PICC Reps

 

Prof. Develop/ Entrepre.

How to SCORE?!  Local/Transnational Business Experience and Latino Entrepreneurship

Gerald Francis, Horace Scherer

 

3:15

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4:15

 

Reception - Light Refreshments
WCU Latin Jazz Ensemble
Latin Dancers

Director Dr. Marc Jacoby
Dance: maria urrutia

Ballrooms

B & C

 

4:25

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5:45

Edu/ELL

Reaching Out to Urban Youth through a “Youth Work Pipeline”: A Pilot Project and Idea Workshop

Dr. Hannah Ashley

 

Edu/ ELL

My Teaching Experience in the Urban Latino Community

Emily Polefka

 

Hea/ Soc/ Jus

Mexican Immigrant Women and Health Services

Laura Gonzalez

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

The Campus Election Engagement Project: Getting out the Vote in 2014!

Yheralis Lantigua

 

Pol/Econ/Soc

Agricultural Workers’ Rights, Rationales and Retos (Challenges) -

Why this matters to each of us.

Nelson Carrasquillo, Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA)

 

Prof. Develop/ Entrepre.

Career Development: Keep Calm & Be Professional

Amanda Mitchell

 

 

 

Organizing Committee 2013

 

Acknowledgments


Conference Co-Coordinators

Linda Stevenson & Idna Corbett


Conference Committee:
Faculty:  Michele Belliveau (Social Work), Marcos Campillo-Fenoll, Stacey Schlau (Languages & Cultures), Miguel Ceballos (Sociology), Claire Verden (Special Education)
Students: Yheralis Lantigua (MPA), Emily Rodriguez (Nutrition and Dietetics)
Community Consultants: Betsy Casañas (Semilla Initiative Philadelphia), Nelly Arevalo (Family Center, MCHC, Kennett Square)

 

The following organizations and offices contributed to the success of this conference:

University Forum
College of Business and Public Affairs
Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services
Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium

 

For more information and to register, please visit www.wcupa.edu/latinoconference
or contact Dr. Linda Stevenson: 610-436-3162 - lstevenson@wcupa.edu