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Cambio Center News - September 2017

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this September newsletter:

  • Language Services Program
  • Immigrants & Immigration Policy - MU events & activities
  • Latin@ Heritage Month - Events in Columbia, MO
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Other Events & Opportunities

Cambio Center News - September 2017

The University of Missouri's Cambio Center leads research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities.

What you'll find in this September newsletter:

  • Language Services Program
  • Immigrants & Immigration Policy - MU events & activities
  • Latin@ Heritage Month - Events in Columbia, MO
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Other Events & Opportunities

Language Services Program
Language Services Program - The Cambio Center LSP provides high-quality, detail-oriented translation services (written word), interpretation services (spoken word), and transcription services (writing down the recorded spoken word). Our experienced staff are bilingual in English and Spanish, and only translate into their native language, a requirement for strong, natural-sounding translations. All translations are reviewed for accuracy and flow. Learn more and see current fee schedules.

 

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Check out the upcoming Mizzou events and activities on
Immigrants & Immigration Policy! 

 

Latin@ Heritage Month - Events in Columbia, MO

October 4
Culture Couture

Oct. 4 @ 7 PM at The Shack in the MU Student Center.
This fashion show will display ensembles of varying cultural dress. Join us for fashion, food, and fun! Find details hereSponsored by the Multicultural Center

October 5
Ariela Schachter
 - "Who are the 'Illegals'?: The Social Construction of Unducumented Status in the U.S."
Ariela Schachter, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present her lecture “Who are the “Illegals"?: The Social Construction of Undocumented Status in the U.S.” on Thursday, October 5 from 12:30-1:30pm in Student Center Room 1209 on the Mizzou campus.
Sponsored by the MU Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC), the Cambio Center, and Sociology.

October 11
Andrea Gómez Cervantes - "The Immigration Regime and Latinx Mental Health in the Heartland"

Andrea Gómez Cervantes - University of Kansas 
Wednesday, October 11th at noon in S110 Memorial Union
Hosted by the Cambio Center.

October 12
Pan Dulce Talk with Dr. Gustavo Carlo

October 12 @ 6 PM in Walt Disney Room, Memorial Union. Enjoy sweet bread and discussion with Dr. Carlo, who will present his research on Latino youth prosocial behaviors. Sponsored by the Latino Graduate and Professional Network.

October 13-14
Black Studies Fall Conference

October 13 in MU Student Center; October 14 in Memorial Union.
“This Is Not Your Grandfather’s Black Studies: Centering Pleasure and Anti-Respectability as Methodology.” See details hereSponsored by MU Black Studies

October 14
Celebrating Our Cultures
October 14 @ 2-5 PM at Boone County Courthouse Plaza. 
Join us for a gathering in downtown Columbia to celebrate Latino cultures and heritages. See Facebook event. Sponsored by MU Voz Latina.

See more upcoming events at http://vozlatina.missouri.edu/hhm/lhm2017.pdf.

 

Cambio Center Fellows News

We share news about our fellows on the Cambio Center Website, where you can find more details about the updates provided below. 

 

Welcoming New Fellows

Claire E. Altman, Assistant Professor in Department of Health Sciences and the Truman School of Public Affairs, MU
As a social demographer her work broadly focuses on population health and immigrant well-being. She has done research on topics such as obesity, fertility, weight perceptions, and self-assessed health. Her current research examines the role of legal status on health and life course transitions for young adult unauthorized immigrants.

 

Cambio Center Fellows Updates:
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Fellow Gustavo Carlo's co-written article, "A Model of Maternal and Paternal Ethnic Socialization of Mexican-American Adolescents’ Self-Views", was published in the Child Development journal of the Wiley Online Library last month.

The article discusses findings that support ethnic socialization conceptions of how self-views of ethnicity develop from childhood across adolescence in Mexican-American children.

Knight, G. P., Carlo, G., Streit, C. and White, R. M.B. (2017), A Model of Maternal and Paternal Ethnic Socialization of Mexican-American Adolescents’ Self-Views. Child Dev. doi:10.1111/cdev.12939. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12939/full
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Student fellow Isabel Montes presented a paper co-authored with P. R. Mendoza in Santa Fe, Argentina on May 4th.

Montes, I. & Mendoza, P. (2017, May 4). Research and Teaching in Colombian Universities: Two Case Studies from Academic Capitalism and Institutional Change (Spanish). Paper presented at the VIII National Summit and V Latin-American The University as Subject of Study (Spanish). Santa Fe, Argentina.
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Congratulations to Fellow Dr. Juanamaría Cordones-Cook for her recent awards and the premiere of her new film!

At the  XV Festival “Santiago Alvárez In Memoriam,” in March 2017 in Santiago de Cuba, J. Cordones-Cook received two awards for her documentaries:

  • Rogelio Martinez Fure: un griot cubano/ A Cuban Griot (2014), by the Centro Provincial de  Casas  de Cultura, from Santiago de Cuba
  • Alberto Lescay, alma y tierra/ tierra/ Earth and /Soul (2016), by the Centro Provincial del Libro y la Literatura y el Centro de Promoción Literaria Jose  Soler Puig, from Santiago de Cuba.

During her research trip to Havana in May 2017, Cordones-Cook completed her film África en la danza moderna cubana: Eduardo Rivero / Africa in  the Cuban Modern Dance: Eduardo Rivero, ca. 42 minutes with subtitles in English. This film documents the life history and artistic legacy of Cuba’s great dancer and choreographer Eduardo Rivero Walker (Havana 1936 - Santiago de Cuba 2012) told by himself and by some prominent personalities of Cuban culture who knew him well. Cordones-Cook premiered this film at the international conference Diversidad Cultural en el Caribe. The film will premiere at the University of Missouri on February 15, 2018 (see events below).

 

Other Events & Opportunities

October 3
Amer F. Ahmed - "Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down Barriers"

October 3 at 7pm in Cornell Auditorium of the Trulaske College of Business
Sponsored by the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

October 18
Carol Rojas - "Organizing after the Peace Accords: The Feminist Resistance in Colombia" 

October 18 at 7pm in Memorial Union Stotler Lounge
Co-sponsored by MU Voz Latina, Cambio Center, Peace Studies and the Multicultural Center.

October 19-21
MALAS 67th Annual Conference

Registration is open for the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) 2017 conference, "Borders and Bridges: Culture, Politics, and Resistance in the Americas", which will take place at the Webster University Gateway Campus in St. Louis, MO. Learn more and register here.

November 6
“More Than One Story: Immigrants in the United States”

Monday, November 6 at 5:30 in Hill Hall Room 314
Panel, dinner, and discussion. Details will be available here.
Co-sponsored by The Bridge, MU Latino Graduate, Professional Network, and the Cambio Center

November 9
Chenoa Allen - "The Effects of State Omnibus Immigration Laws on Public Benefits Enrollment for Latino Children in Immigrant Families"
Chenoa Allen, Health Disparities Research Scholars, University of Wisconsin
November 9 at 12:30pm
Student Center Room 1209
Sponsored by the MU Population, Education and Health Center (PEHC).

January 23
“MU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with featured speaker Junot Díaz”
Tuesday, January 23 at 7-8:30 PM in Jesse Auditorium. Find details here.
Sponsored by the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and the MLK Planning Committee.

February 15
MU Premiere of Film by Fellow Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
For the first time at the University of Missouri, Dr. Cordones-Cook's documentary África en la danza moderna cubana: Eduardo Rivero / Africa in  the Cuban Modern Dance: Eduardo Rivero will be screened on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Leadership Auditorium in the Student Center.
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