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Latino Communities Conference


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Latino Communities Conference


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Thursday, September 28

Day/Time Location Activity
8:00 - 9:00 Sykes Lobby Registration
9:00-9:20 Ballroom A Welcome
9:30 - 10:45   Session 1
Ballroom C Latina Maternal Health and Immigrant Status in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Miguel Ceballos, WCU Sociology, and León Arredondo, WCU Anthropology
Ballroom A Immigrant Rights are Human Rights
Linda Stevenson, WCU Political Science
Ballroom B Puerto Rican Art; Civilization, Colonization, Identity & the Global Stage
Daniel De Jesus, Taller Puertorriqueño
11:00 - 12:15   Session 2
  Sykes Theatre
Keynote Speaker:
“The Trouble with My Name,”
Dr. Javier Ávila

12:30-1:45   Session 3
Sykes 255 The Illegality of Immigration
Miguel Ceballos, WCU Sociology, and Daniela Johannes, WCU Languages and Cultures
Sykes 252 Silence is not Golden: Unveiling Intimate Partner Violence in a Medical Home
Mary B Wirshup and Miriam P. Geiger, Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)
Sykes 254 Latinos and Agriculture: A Changing Demographic
Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State Extension Educator Horticulture Team
Sykes 209 Breaking the Language Barrier through Service Learning Projects
Andrea Varricchio, WCU Languages and Cultures, and Kathleen Langshultz, WCU student
2:00 - 3:15   Session 4
Ballroom A Philadelphia: Sanctuary City Basics
Miriam Enriquez, Executive Director Offices of Immigrant Affairs, and Joanna Otero-Cruz, Deputy Managing Director, Community Services, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office
Sykes 255 Leaving the Comfort Zone: Social Work Students' Stories of Building Bilingual, Bicultural Competence
Michele Belliveau, WCU Social Work, and Kimberly Alegria, WCU student
Sykes 254 100 Years of Citizenship: Colonial Violence and the Puerto Rican Promise
 Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum, WCU Languages and Cultures
  Sykes 252 Human Rights in Latin America Panel and Exhibition
León Arredondo, WCU Anthropology, Megan Corbin, WCU Languages and Cultures, Michael Di Giovine, WCU Anthropology, Sebastián Guzmán, WCU Sociology, Daniela Johannes, WCU Languages and Cultures, Linda Stevenson, WCU Political Science
3:30 - 4:45 Ballroom A
Networking Reception
4:00 – 4:50   Session 5
  Sykes 210 Organizing for Immigrant Rights
Jessica Culley, Farmworker Support Committee (CATA) and Kaolin Workers Union (KWU)
5:00 - 7:00   Session 6
5:00 – 5:30 Old Library Building Atrium Human Rights in Latin America Exhibition Tour
Michael A. Di Giovine (Anthropology) and WCU students: Chris Di Maria, Aaron Gallant, Gabrielle Longreen, and Emily Rodden
Sykes Theatre I Learn America – film screening and discussion of a documentary about immigrant high school students adapting to the United States
Jean-Michel Dissard, film director/producer, Carmen Pacheco and Christina Salazar, English Language Learner Teachers, West Chester Area School District, Innhwa Park and Jelena Colovic-Markovic, WCU Languages and Cultures, TESOL Program

Friday, September 29

Day/Time Location Activity
8:00 - 9:00 Sykes Lobby Registration
9:00 - 9:50   Session 7
  Ballroom A Left Behind: The Affective Meaning of Trash at the US-Mexico Border
Daniela Johannes, WCU Languages and Cultures
  Ballroom C Welcoming Schools
Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)
10:00 - 10:50   Session 8
  Ballroom A Current Challenges Facing Undocumented Immigrants in Chester County and Beyond
Lindsey Sweet, Esq. and Alicia Anguiano Esq., Immigration Attorneys
  Sykes 255 Ugh! Not Another Diversity Workshop!
Justin Brown, WCU Residence Life and Housing Services
  Sykes 252A Revolución Arte: Social Transformation in the Villa Inmigrante
Obed Arango, Holly Link, and Diana Lugo, Centro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo y Educación (CCATE)
  Sykes 254

Creating Service Learning Opportunities for Public Health Students in a Latino Community: Strengthening Community-Campus Collaborations.
Debra Bill and Whitney Katirai, WCU Health

Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Birth Outcomes
Milana Lanz, Executive Director, Cecilia Arce, Director of Programs, Chester County Maternal and Child Health Consortium

11:00 - 11:50   Session 9
  Sykes 254 Perspectivas de la canción de autor y sus posibilidades didácticas --
The author's song: Perspectives and its didactic possibilities

Ángel Carrión Tavárez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras (English translation/interpretation will be available)
  Ballroom A WCU Admissions 101
Stephanie Allen, WCU Admissions for Multicultural Student Recruitment and Community Outreach
  Sykes 255A Latino and ______
Angiliska Morell, WCU Latin American Student Organization
  Sykes 252A Honorando las Raíces Familiares:  A Sociometric Exploration of Personal Immigration History
Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), and  Scott Giacomucci, Trauma Treatment Specialist & Experiential Therapist
12:00 - 1:30 Ballroom C
Lunch Latino Professionals Luncheon of Chester County
Presentation of Scholarship Award to West Chester University and Immaculata University students