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Cambio Center News - August 2016

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

What you'll find in this August newsletter:

  • Cambio Center's newly expanded Digital Library
  • Cambio de Colores Conference Host Committee 
  • The 2017 Conference Planning Committee is still recruiting members
  • MU hosts Martín Fernández to discuss MADJ's work in Honduras
  • Other opportunities and resources
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The Cambio Center Digital Library Received a Facelift

The Cambio Center recently expanded and organized its digital library. The digital library is hosted by MOSpace, and the expansion was achieved with the assistance of the Digital Libraries graduate course, which is provided by the School of Information Sciences and Learning Technologies. The digital library has the research and best practices papers from the 11 conference proceedings books, and will be expanded further this year.


Cambio de Colores Conference Host Committee

In preparation for the 2017 conference in St. Louis, a Host Committee has been formed with 32 leaders from organizations and universities across St. Louis. The committee will work to engage the St. Louis area and ensure the conference serves the needs and interests of the area. This outreach is a key tool in connecting researchers and practitioners working in changing communities.


Join the 2017 Conference Planning Committee

The 16th annual Cambio de Colores conference planning is underway. If you would like to be part of the Planning Committee, we welcome all levels of commitment. Contact


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The 16th annual Cambio de Colores conference will be in St. Louis.
Honduras Guest Speaker
MU will welcome Martín Fernández to speak on "Justice for Berta and Beyond: The Fight Against Impunity and Corruption in Honduras" on Tuesday, October 11th at 7pm in Arts and Sciences Room 113.

Martin Fernández is the National Coordinator of the Movement for Dignity and Justice (MADJ). He will discuss this grassroots organization’s work in the context of Honduras today, and how US policies and security aid contribute directly to the ongoing crisis. See flyer.

Sponsored by MU Voz LatinaCambio CenterPeace Studies, and theMulticultural Center.


Other Opportunities and Resources


Annual Latino Family Picnic - Picnic Familiar Latino
MU Voz Latina cordially invites you and your family to its Latino Family Picnic on September 10, 2016 from 12 - 5pm at the Hulen Lake Shelter House (intersection of Martin Dr. and Bourn Ave.).

This event is open to MU faculty, staff, students, and the Columbia community. MU Voz Latina will provide a main dish and asks attendees to bring a side dish from their country, region, or culture. Music, dancing, games, and activities will be provided for adults and children.


Immigration Debate: Brush Up on The Facts & Dispel Myths
The American Immigration Council is providing resources to ensure awareness of the most fundamental facts about immigration. Their policy team updated some of their most popular fact sheets, including:

As immigration continues to be a part of the national discussion, these resources can help inform the debate.


How to Open Opportunities to Refugees and Create Inclusive Economies
Welcoming America and Welcoming Refugees recently hosted a webinar on how to include refugees in a community's economic development opportunities. If you missed the webinar but would still like to learn, you may see the webinar materials and recording. Both organizations offer an events calendar and resources such as webinar recordings, toolkits, and more.


Amazon Cello Choir Concert at Missouri Theatre
The Partners of the Americas, the MU School of Music, and the String Project are hosting the Amazon Youth Cello Choir in Columbia this September. They will be performing a concert on September 9 at 7pm in the Missouri Theatre. The Amazon Cello Choir is a group of 25 students and chaperones from Brazil directed by their professor Dr. Áureo DeFreitas, an MU School of Music alumni. The concert is free and open to the public. 


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