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Cambio Center News - September 2014

Cambio 10 years

In this newsletter: Cambio Center 10th Anniversary Activities, Cambio de Colores 2015, Updates from Fellows, Conferences, and Upcoming Events

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Cambio Center 10th Anniversary Activities

The Cambio Center is celebrating 10 years of research and outreach on Latinos and changing communities. To celebrate and share our experiences over the past 10 years, the Cambio Center will be showcasing its research in public seminars, displaying pieces of its history at Ellis Library, and meeting to build our agenda for the next 10 years. Stay tuned for details!

Cambio de Colores 2015 Conference

Scheduled to be in Kansas City, the 2015 conference is currently being organized by the Planning Committee. Contact if you would like to help organize the conference.

Updates from Cambio Center Fellows

Emily Crawford - Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Dr. Crawford was recently awarded a Research Board grant to study how secondary school educational leaders (broadly defined, e.g. teacher leaders, administrators) and stakeholders (e.g. counselors) interact within the school ecology (i.e. a 'sphere of leadership’) to encourage students from newly arrived immigrant families to persist in school. The title of the study is "Spheres of Leadership: School Leadership and Connection in Communities with New Immigrants."

Lisa Dorner - Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Dr. Dorner will be presenting at Immersion 2014: Mainstreaming Access to Multilingual Communities (Fifth International Conference on Language Immersion Education). Her talk on Oct. 17, 2014 is titled: From global jobs to safe spaces: The diverse discourses that sell multilingual schools in monolingual spaces 
Dr. Dorner worked with Rachel Pinnow and Kim Song (UMSL) to create a shared UM system, online graduate-level seminar course called Bilingual Education. Dr. Pinnow is teaching it this fall semester for the first time. 

Upcoming Conferences

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Midwest FOCO Conference
Latinas and Latinos in the Midwest: Past, Present, & Future
October 23-25, 2014, UMKC, Kansas City
Register at
The conference theme – Latin@s in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future -- recognizes the rich historical and growing presence of Latin@s in this region. Our goal is to promote awareness and further develop knowledge and analysis of historic, current, and future developments that impact the Latin@ population. Of particular interest is the need to strategize for collective empowerment and leadership of Latin@s in the Midwest and to support collaboration between community leaders and scholars. See flyer for details.

Latinos in 2050: Restoring the Public Good
October 30-November 1, East Lansing, Michigan
The Julian Samora Research Institute will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a Latino-focused research institute by hosting a nationwide conference on Latino communities. Nationally-known and emerging scholars and researchers will present and participate in panel discussions on:

Upcoming Events

Upcoming webinar highlighting America's Hispanic Children: Gaining Ground, Looking Forward, a new report issued by the Child Trends Hispanic Institute with support from the Televisa Foundation. September 25, 1-2pm ET. With more than 22 statistical charts, the report provides a comprehensive portrait of Hispanic children across six areas: demographics, economics, family, education, health, and media use. It documents important areas where Hispanic children are gaining ground, especially in education, and examines challenges such as high rates of poverty, some troubling health indicators, and high rates of teen childbearing among the country's 17.5 million Hispanic children and youth. Register Here.
An Afternoon with Award Winning Playwright Caridad Svich
A Colloquium Event Sponsored by the Department of Theatre
When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Where: The Corner Playhouse, Fine Arts Annex (located at the corner of University Ave. and Hitt St.), University of Missouri

This colloquium will discuss the following:

Questions about this event? Please contact Rachel Bauer, production dramaturg for THE ORPHAN SEA. (

Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community 
Friday, September 26, 2014 
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern / 11:00 am -12:30 pm Pacific 
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) invites immigrant and social justice advocates, legal service providers, faith leaders, community organizers, and others working with immigrant families to this free webinar.
As unaccompanied children relocate from the Southern border to reside with family members across the United States and await their immigration hearings, communities are eager to respond. This webinar will provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them. Register by clicking here

International Migration Review: 50th Anniversary Symposium
International Migration Scholarship in the 21st Century: Critical Issues, Critical Questions
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:30am – 5:15pm
One New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004
For 50 years, the International Migration Review (IMRhas led social science research and analysis in the field of international migration, population dynamics, ethnic group relations and refugee movements.   To celebrate IMR‘s 50th Anniversary and the forthcoming release of IMR‘s Special Golden Anniversary Issue, CMS invites you to join authors, editors, members of the IMR Editorial Board and other scholars for an all-day symposium to discuss persisting and emerging topics and trends in the field of international migration. Learn more:
Live webcast will be available at  

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