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Cambio Center News - April 2018

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

What you'll find in this newsletter:

  • Cambio de Colores Conference Registration
  • Cambio Center Fellows News
  • Upcoming Events & News
  • Other Resources
  • Support Graduate Student Research

Cambio de Colores Conference Registration

Reduced Early Bird Registration runs through April 17, 2018. 


Cambio de Colores conference registration is now available:
June 6-8, 2018 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Cambio Center Fellows News

Congratulations to Cambio Center fellowLisa Dorner, Ph.D., for receiving the UM System President’s Award for Intercampus Collaboration! This award recognizes faculty who engage in activities that foster collaboration across two or more campuses of the UM System. Amazing work, Lisa! 


Look Out for These Upcoming Events & News!

Agriculture and Social Justice Film Series
There is one film left in the series! On April 15 at 7 p.m., watch "Out Here."  The filmopens up the conversation on what the life of a queer farmer entails by sharing the stories of queer farmers across the country. The film will be shown in the Leadership Auditorium of the Student Center.  

Creating Whole Communities Presents Dr. Adriano Udani
Join Creating Whole Communities on April 19th at 1 p.m. in St. Louis for a forum exploring how community institutions and systems shape resident success through the eyes of the immigrant experience. The event is free. For more information and registration, click here.  

Webinar Alert: Learn about Connector Programs
Register for the webinar "Expanding the Personal and Professional Networks of Immigrants through Connector programs," which will be held on May 9 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Find out how connector programs strengthen international professionals' ability to participate in regional job markets and obtain meaningful employment.

Help Celebrate Centro Latino's 18th Birthday!
On April 1, Centro Latino turned 18 years old. As a birthday gift, they are asking for donations to help pay off their mortgage. Please donate what you can, and thank you in advance. 

Open Postdoctoral Fellow Position at MU
This position is part of a National Professional Development Grant from the US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition. Work with statewide research teams to enhance equity for emerging bilinguals (English Learners) through professional development activities for K-12 teachers and administrators! To apply, click here. Please share with those who might be interested. 



Other Resources

The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region
New research, which focuses on the positive impacts immigrants have had on the Great Lakes region's working-class workers, was presented at the Welcoming Economies Global Network. The research was sponsored by the Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund and released by the New American Economy and the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition. Read the full research report here.

The Evolution of Canada’s Approach to Immigrant Integration
An article from Migration Policy Institute provides a fascinating look at how immigration to Canada has shaped Canadian values, attitudes, and multiculturalism over the years, and may explain why Canada is often held up as a model for soundly crafted immigration policy. Read the article here.

DACA Recipient Who Calls The U.S. Home
Read the moving story of Ana Garcia, one of 3,000+ DACA recipients in Missouri, here.


Support Student Research through the Cambio Center Research Fund
The Cambio Center Research Fund is used to support graduate student research on Latinos and immigrants. As friends of the Cambio Center know, the research agenda of the Cambio Center focuses on applied research designed to improve community well-being by better understanding and supporting the integration of newcomers and immigrants. Students work in partnership with an expert faculty member during a semester, with clear goals for outputs and results. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting the research efforts of these students.

This newsletter aims to provide updates about the MU Cambio Center and share related resources. You may unsubscribe at any time. 
You can support Cambio Center's work by making contributions to the Cambio Center Research Fund.