Cambio Center News - February 2006
Cambio Center Retreat (January 13, 14)
Over 20 people attended (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Anne Dannerbeck, Miguel Carranza (Nebraska-Lincoln) and Christiane Quinn were the organizers. A report of the discussions will soon follow.
Cambio de Colores 2006 conference
The brochure has been finished and will be mailed in the next few days. A sneak peek (large PDF, over 700 kb): http://www.cambiodecolores.org/2006/Documents/2006CambioBrochureWEB.pdf
Mexico Study Abroad program
Cambio Center fellow Anne Dannerbeck (Social Work) is leading a program for Morelia, Michoacán (May 14-June 25, 2006). The tag line: "Learn about the push factors of immigration, social justice, and human development in a different cultural setting." We will post information in the Cambio Center web site. Or you may contact Anne Dannerbeck for details.
Mini Cambio de colores for Southwest Missouri
With the support of the Ozark Regional Alliance, we are starting work towards a one-day Cambio de Colores event for the Southwest region of the state, sometime in the summer of 2006. Topics, reach, and structure of the event have not yet been decided. Cambio Center fellows are encouraged to be members of the Planning Committee for that event, especially those with experience in the area. Commitment levels are varied: basically, what you can give. At this stage, lurkers are welcome! Please let me know if I can include you in the initial list of people, and you can later decide your level of involvement.
Cambio Center fellows Linda Espinosa and Domingo
Martínez were interviewed for an article in
The Joplin Globe:
Immigrants and the Community: Farmworkers with Families
by Pilar A. Parra and Max J. Pfeffer
Cornell's installment about immigrants from Cornell's Poverty & Social Inequality series.
The Dixie Diaspora: Attitudes Toward Immigrants in
MICKI NEAL and STEPHANIE A. BOHON, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
Abstract: Few contemporary topics elicit more opposing responses than immigration. Within the state of Georgia, the number of immigrants, particularly Latinos, entering the labor force dramatically increased in the 1990s, creating a new racial composition in both urban and rural counties. These immigrants communicate in languages and behave in ways quite different from those of native Georgians. Frequently, immigrants must also compete with the U.S.-born for limited political, social, and economic resources. This study poses these questions: Who among Georgia's residents are more likely to respond positively to these new immigrants, and who are more likely to respond negatively? (if the link below does not work, just search for "Dixie Diaspora" in the page that will open).
Rural Hispanics At A Glance
by William Kandel
Rural Hispanics at a Glance provides the latest information from the 2000 Census and other Federal data sources about Hispanics living in Nonmetro counties, USDA ERS - Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB8) 6 pp, December 2005
Public Elementary and Secondary Students, Staff, Schools, and
School Districts: School Year 2003-04
(U.S. Dept. of Education)
Lee Hoffman; Jennifer Sable, ESSI
Extensive report with data about students enrolled in public education, including the number of students by grade and the number receiving special education, migrant, or English language learner services.