Cambio Center News - April 2009
International Scholar Award
Corinne Valdivia, Cambio Center founding fellow and chair of the first Cambio de Colores conference (2002), has been awarded one of three inaugural faculty MU International Engagement Awards. Corinne is associate professor of Agricultural Economics. Her research work on sustainable livelihood strategies and agricultural development has taken her to Indonesia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, México, Bolivia, and Peru, besides every corner of Missouri. More information: http://cafnr.missouri.edu/news/stories2009/international.php
New Cambio Center Publication – Proceedings – Cambio de Colores
Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne Valdivia (eds.): Cambio de Colores - Latinos in Missouri: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice, Hoy y Mañana - Proceedings of the 2005 annual conference. Published by the Cambio Center, University of Missouri, April, 2009 (88 pp.) More information and free download at the Cambio Center Library. Free printed books are also available upon request.
Research Project Library
The Cambio Center website is has now the articles, presentations, and reports produced by the USDA/CRESS/NRI-funded research project “Asset Accumulation Strategies in 3 New Settlements Communities.” The library includes now near 20 documents written or presented in 2007 and 2008 in conferences, symposia, and other academic and outreach events throughout the U.S. and abroad. Please visit the Project’s Publications and Presentations page: http://www.cambio.missouri.edu/Assets/output.html .
Cambio de Colores Conference Program
Cambio de Colores- Latinos in the Heartland
A Multi-State Conference about Integration of Immigrants
May 18-20, 2009 - Millennium Center - University of Missouri - St. Louis
The Cambio de Colores (Change of Colores) 2009 conference, “Latinos in the Heartland,” the most important outreach activity of the Cambio Center, will take place in St. Louis (Millennium Center, UMSL), May 18-20, 2009. The program of this eighth annual meeting includes fifty presentations submitted from the following states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, and Missouri. This event includes research, outreach and best practices on issues related to immigrants and their integration. Topics include demographics, economics, education, health care and literacy, community bonding and bridging, civil rights, effects of immigration policies and enforcement, child care, youth, families, language acquisition, culture, and more. The updated conference program and other information is available at www.cambiodecolores.org (also reachable at www.latinosintheheartland.com).
Resources and Opportunities
- Iowa State University Extension Webinar: “Examining the well-being of rural Mexican immigrant mothers: A look at food security, housing and depression” - Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 12:00 Eastern / 11:00 am Central / 10:00 Mountain / 9:00 am Pacific – Information at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/families/webinar/latino/
- Reminder: Call for Papers and Panels: The Julián Samora Research Institute, based at Michigan State University, will hold a special 20th Anniversary Celebration Conference: Latino/a Communities in the Midwest, Nov. 5-7, 2009, at East Lansing, Michigan. The institute is soliciting submissions by researchers and practitioners on a broad range of topics focusing on Latino/as communities in the Midwest. For more information, visit the Conference website. (Submission Deadline: Aug. 1, 2009)
Publications of Interest
Pew Hispanic Center Reports:
- "A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States," authored by Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, and D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center (April, 2009)
- "Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System: Low Confidence, High Exposure," by Mark Hugo López, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center and Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher, Pew Hispanic Center (April, 2009)
- "The Rapid Growth and Changing Complexion of Suburban Public Schools," authored by Richard Fry, Senior Research Associate, Pew Hispanic Center (March, 2009).
Pew Hispanic Center Factsheets
- Mexican Immigrants in the United States, 2008 (Published April, 2009)
Updated statistical profiles of the Latino and
foreign-born populations in the U.S. Derived from the 2007
American Community Survey, these profiles feature downloadable data
on detailed characteristics of the
populations at the national level. The Center is simultaneously
releasing demographic profiles of the Hispanic and non-Hispanic
populations at the
state level for 2007. (Published March 2009)