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Cambio Center News - October 2009

Cambio Center 5th Anniversary

The Cambio Center for Research & Outreach on Latinos and Changing Communities opened in October 26th, 2004.  Since then, and thanks to the efforts of Cambio Center fellows, the Center is developing an important body of work, supported by grants for over $800,000.  It has also organized the five last annual Cambio de Colores conferences, which now are regional events.

An important sample of these efforts will be shared with the MU community in the following activity:

Cambio Center 5th Anniversary Research Panel (October 15th)

Presentation of Findings of the Cambio Center Four-Year Research Project “Asset Accumulation in Three New Settlement Communities” – Followed by a Dialogue About the Unique Challenges of Community-Based Research with a Vulnerable Population

Latinos in Missouri: Exploring Community Integration
    *  Corinne Valdivia, Agricultural Economics, CAFNR; Principal Investigator
    * Lisa Flores, Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, College of Education; Co-Principal Investigator
    * Stephen Jeanetta, Community Development, University of Missouri Extension; Co-Principal Investigator
    * Domingo Martínez, Cambio Center; Co-Principal Investigator
    * Pedro Dozi, Agricultural Economics, CAFNR; Graduate Research Assistant
Thursday, October 15th, 2009: Noon - 2 PM
Free and open to the public
217 Mumford Hall, MU


Cambio Center Movie Series

The Center is starting a series of Brown Bag monthly movie presentations on issues related to its mission, hosted by Cambio Center fellows.

Wednesday, October 14th, Noon - "Farmingville" (2003)
In the late 1990's, some 1,500 Mexican workers moved to the middle-class town of Farmingville, pop. 15,000, rising tensions with the Anglo populations.
Domingo Martínez, Director of the Cambio Center, will introduce the movie.
Free and open to the public.
Eyler Family Room - 110 South Memorial Union 

Cambio de Colores 2010 Dates

The next Cambio de Colores (Change of Colores) 2010 Conference will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn, in Columbia, MO, May 24-26, 2010.



Call for Proposals – National Farmworkers Conference, March, 2010

MAFO 20TH Annual Conference - Building Stronger Rural Communities - March 21 - March 24, 2010, San Antonio, Texas
Priority Areas: Immigration; Community Asset Development; Healthy: Welcoming Communities; Workforce Solutions; Education: Issues and Opportunities; Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Proposals may be submitted online or by email to , or by mail to Lalo Zavala, MAFO, 3112 Southway Drive, Suite 1, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Include title, topic and a brief description; the presenter's credentials, complete contact information, and brief biography.
DEADLINE: October, 2009
(MAFO is the National Partnership of Rural and Farmworker Organizations)


Publications of Interest (Online)

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
Cheryl Ulmer, Bernadette McFadden, and David R. Nerenz, Editors; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2009.

Pew Hispanic Center Publications