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Did you know that the Cambio Center has a podcast? Through the support of the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, the Cambio Casts were created. Listen to the first of our podcasts by clicking here. In this Cambio Cast, Lisa Dorner, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis shares some of her research on bilingual education. This first episode is hosted by Elmer Guardado. Stay tuned for more podcasts this semester!

Share Your Story Roundtables: The next Cambio Center event to celebrate our 15th anniversary gives Mizzou faculty, staff, and students and opportunity to share research and interests in small group conversations. This is a great opportunity to meet people outside your departmen and find collaborations. This event is in collaboration with LGPN and ALAS. Join us Friday, September 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Share Your Story

Forum on Latin@/Latinx/Hispanic Identity: Join the Cambio Center October 24th to discuss Latin@/Latinx/Hispanic identity. This conversation will be led by Dr. Irma Arteaga and Dr. Gustavo Carlo. Each will bring their perspective on identity, their research, their experience as Latin@/Latinx/Hispanic faculty in the Midwest. An ALAS and an LGPN student will join the conversation to share their experience in the Midwest. This important conversation will take place Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Latinx Identity

Welcome Back: Thank you to all of you that joined us for Cambio's Welcome Back this past Wednesday, August 28th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. It was a great way to kick off Cambio's Quinceañera!

Save the Date! The 2020 Cambio de Colores Conference: We are happy to announce that the date is set for the 19th Annual Cambio de Colores Conference. Next year's conference will be June 17-19, 2020 at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Click here to join the Cambio de Colores Conference mailing list to receive updates.

2020 Save the date

Cafecito and Coursework: Looking for a place to study for your comps, write your dissertation, or study for a course? The Cambio Center is a comfortable place to study every Tuesday this Fall 2019! We will have some cafecito to keep you awake and comfortable chairs to work!


2018 Conference Proceedings: The Proceedings are now available! Click here to view them online.

Cambio de Colores Conference:The 2019 Conference "Welcoming Immigrants and Newcomers in Turbulent Times: Knowledge, Connections and Action" was held June 5-7 in Columbia, Missouri. We had researchers, practitioners, and students from all over the US come to share their work. Videos of the four plenary sessions will be posted soon!

Policy Brief "The Implications of In-State Resident Tuition Policies on Immigrant Health in the U.S.": Cambio Center board member and fellows Stephanie Potochnick and Olivia Piontek, Masters student at the Truman School of Public Affairs share this policy brief. Click here to read.

Welcome Verónica! The Cambio Center is happy to welcome Verónica Pérez-Picasso as the new coordinator of the center. Verónica brings an excellent skill set and a wealth of experience to the Cambio Center. Most recently, she has been teaching Spanish here at Mizzou while completing her doctoral level coursework. Prior to joining MU, she has worked in non-profit fields in the arts and health sector in Texas, as well as secondary and university level education and as a language teacher and translator in the US and Mexico. As an ABD, she is researching the role of motherhood in Mexican film and literature for her dissertation. She started Jan. 14, 2019.

October 2018: After 5+ years with the Cambio Center, our coordinator Lindsey Saunders moved on. The position was available for applications through November 7.

Scientific Evidence: The Society for Research in Child Development released "The Science is Clear: Separating Families has Long-Term Damaging Psychological & Health Consequences...". Thanks to the invited experts, including MU's Dr. Gustavo Carlo, for this summary of scientific evidence.

Changing Communities: In the U.S. today, one in four (24%) young people under 18 years old, are Hispanic/Latino. Also, one in four (24%) young people aged 0-17 are either immigrants or have at least one parent who is an immigrant. Learn more about America's youth:

Youth demographics

Cambio eBriefs are short introductions to our fellows' research topics for a general audience. They seek to connect our communities to the research findings and initiatives of university researchers and their colleagues.

ebrief 18 cover Examining Storylines of Emergent Bilinguals in Algebra Textbooks
by Zandra de Araujo, Erin Smith, and Amy Dwiggins - digital version and print version
Developing Inclusive Multilingual Family Literacy Projects
by Lisa M. Dorner, Edwin Bonney, Lina Trigos-Carrillo, Kim Song, and Sujin Kim - digital version
ebrief 18b cover

See other eBriefs and Cambio publications.


2018 Conference Proceedings
(Published June 2019)
Cambio de Colores: Latinx in the Heartland: Fostering Resilience and Cross-Cultural Connections. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference: June 6-8, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri

Download full 2018 Proceedings book, free of charge.

2017 Conference Proceedings
(Published June 2018)
Cambio de Colores: Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference: June 14-16, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri

Download full 2017 Proceedings book, free of charge. 

Research Brief: "Reversing Welfare Reform? Examining the effects of policy changes on Mexican immigrant families", by Dr. Stephanie Potochnick
How has the 2002 Farm Bill influenced food insecurity rates and food stamp participation among low-income Mexican immigrant families? Read full brief out of the Institute for Public Policy.

October 2017 - See the semester calendar of events about immigrants and immigration policy.

September 2017
DACA Panel on Monday, September 18, 2017

MU Statement on DACA: "... we request a fair and compassionate solution to support the young people who have been placed in desperate situations through no fault of their own. More than 35 DACA students attend the University of Missouri System campuses, and they are charged the same tuition that applies to international students, as per state law. We will work closely with our DACA students to provide support and guidance during this period of uncertainty.”

See resources list provided by MU Voz Latina.

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