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Latino Communities Conference


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Latino Communities Conference

September 28 - 29, 2017

West Chester University at Sykes Student Union

This interdisciplinary conference critically addresses the issue of immigration and the importance of supporting and strengthening the Latina/o community in the current environment and provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latino/a issues, contributions and cultures.



Dr. Javier Avila

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Javier Ávila (click here for more information):
poet, novelist, and professor of English at Northampton Community College presents his one-man show
The Trouble with My Name (click here) that examines the issues of language, race, and social justice with humor and his personal life story to illustrate what it means to be American.


Latino Luncheon (click here):
For the second year we will be hosting the Latino Luncheon, a networking forum of Latino professionals whose mission is to improve Chester County diversity competence by creating bonds between the Latino and non-Latino communities. The Latino Luncheon Scholarship will be awarded to four West Chester University and Immaculata University students.

Click here to register online.

Click here for information on conference parking and information on CEUs for licensed social workers.

"Immigration : Stay or Go?", Chief (Retired) Roberto Villasenor, Tucson, Arizona Police Dept.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Main Hall Auditorium, 168

For questions please email: or the Conference Coordinators:

Dr. Miguel Ceballos                       Dr. Daniela Johannes                 
610-436-2308                                  610-436-3327