Conference Program

Full program with program schedule and abstracts

This year's conference will have 9 sessions over the two-day conference on Thursday and Friday, each with 3-4 individual presentations, workshops, and panels on different topics. Keynote speaker Dr. Javier Ávila will present his one-man show: The Trouble with my Name at 11:00 - 12:15 pm in the Sykes Theatre. There will be a Networking Reception from 3:30 - 4:45 as a time to plan and strategize on issues discussed in the earlier panels. Friday's lunch will host the Chester County Latino Luncheon. The Latino Luncheon will present scholarship awards to four West Chester University and Immaculata University students. The conference presentations fall into one or more of six topical “tracks”:

  1. Humanities: Performing and Visual Arts, Languages, Cultures, Literature and History
  2. Education: Issues in the classroom & community, English Language Learning (E.L.L.) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.)
  3. Professional Services: Health, Social Work, and Justice Systems
  4. Social Sciences: Politics, Economics, Anthropology and Sociology
  5. Co-Curricular Opportunities: Personal, Career and Community Development
  6. Immigration and Citizenship: Immigrants, undocumented migration, border studies, immigration policies and enforcement

Thursday, September 28, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 29th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sykes Student Union, West Chester University campus

For questions please email:

Latino Communities Conference

or the Conference Coordinators: