Cambio Center New - May 2008
- Nadia Navarrete-Tindall has accepted a faculty position at Lincoln University, in Jefferson City. She will remain a Cambio Center fellow and will look for collaborative efforts regarding Latino farmers and other issues of mutual interest.
- The Cambio Center has announced the new Cambio de colores initiative: 1st Student Midwest Latino Research Symposium: Los Pioneros del Futuro, September 26-27, 2008, at MU. This initiative is being led by Cambio Center student fellows Monique Mendoza and Kawika Allen. The call for presentations has been issued and distributed. Please help in getting the news out!
- ¡Adelante!, the local bilingual newspaper, includes reports on the Cambio Center’s community forums carried out as part of the USDA-NRI-funded research project “Asset Accumulation Strategies in 3 New Settlements Communities”:
- The Cambio Center will welcome to MU the Hispanic Business, Trade and Culture Commission of the state of Missouri to its July 18th meeting, at the Memorial Union. Created by Governor Blunt in November, 2005, the Commission is a statewide advisory body to the Missouri Department of Economic Development on trade and investment issues relevant to the Hispanic business community in Missouri. The Commission meets around the state. More details will be announced when available.
- Alianzas, the University of Missouri (Extension and UMKC) program providing outreach to Hispanic/Latino communities in Missouri, has announced the following products:
- A DVD video describing the 2007 Bi-National Health Week events that occurred throughout Missouri. This nearly 5 minute video is available for download at www.alianzas.us/bhw
- Evaluation Report: 2007 Bi-National Health Week in Missouri, which outlines the healthcare access, needs, and interests of immigrants of Mexican and Latin American origin living in Missouri, also available for download at www.alianzas.us/bhw
- 2nd Annual Missouri National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, October 10th and 11th, 2008, Springfield, Missouri (Call for Proposals due June 27th, 2008). More information: www.nameorg.org
Publications of interest
- International Journal of Comparative Sociology
The journal usually contains articles related to immigration and to immigrants. The current issue (vol 49, issues 2-3)is available online, and brings several articles closely related to current Cambio Center research and initiatives. Three examples:
- Gideon Fishman and Gustavo Mesch: “ Research on Acculturation and Adjustment of Immigrants and Societal Response: Multicultural Perspectives“
- Eva Schmitt-Rodermund and Rainer K. Silbereisen: “The Prediction of Delinquency among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Youth: Unwrapping the Package of Culture”
- Rebeca Raijman, Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, and Oshrat Hochman: “What Does a Nation Owe Non-Citizens?: National Attachments, Perception of Threat and Attitudes towards Granting Citizenship Rights in a Comparative Perspective”
- "Hispanic Women in the United States, 2007," a statistical portrait of the demographic, social and economic characteristics of this country's 14.4 million Hispanic women (Pew Hispanic Center factsheet).
- Books: Forging the Tools for Unity – A report on Metro Chicago’s Mayors Roundtables on Latino Integration by Berenice Alejo and Sylvia Puente; University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, Nov, 2007 (Available PDF online.)
- Census Bureau release: May 1st, 2008: U.S. Hispanic Population Surpasses 45 Million - Now 15 Percent of Total
And a related Wall Street Journal article: Surge in U.S. Hispanic Population Driven by Births, Not Immigration