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The mission of Illinois LAtino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) is to work collaboratively with colleges, universities, and other stakeholders to increase the access, retention, and advancement of Latin@ students, faculty, and staff in Illinois higher education institutions.
La Riqueza de la Raza: Using Collective Wisdom to Dismantle Colonial Practices
Registration is Now Open
April 14, 2023 Malcolm X College
ILACHE is excited to welcome Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez as the afternoon plenary speaker for our 30th Annual Conference! Prisca is a respected storyteller who has traveled across the USA telling stories to countless college and university students. Mojica Rodríguez merges storytelling with pedagogy to help folks understand the larger forces at play, also known as systemic oppression.
As a first generation Latina immigrant, her passion is in naming the experiences of first generation students navigating systems not built for them. As the oldest immigrant daughter, she explores the ways that sexism impedes the development of girls and women. As a graduate from a white serving institutions she names systemic racism as a roadblock for success, and decolonizes western notions of said success. Prisca also explores the relationship between religious trauma through Christianity and white supremacy within the USA empire, which is where her theological training really shines.
2023 Call for Workshop and Poster Proposals
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023, at 5pm (CST)
The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) welcomes members and non-members to submit a workshop or poster proposal for our 30th annual Conference. Faculty, staff, and students across disciplines are encouraged to submit workshop and poster proposals addressing this year's conference theme, "La Riqueza de la Raza: Using Collective Wisdom to Dismantle Colonial Practices.
This year's conference examines the rich history of our collective experiences as Latino/ax/es both within and outside the academy. Within our communities, we share a collective wisdom that can be called upon to create change and challenge colonial practices that have historically shaped higher education.
ILACHE is proud to announce that the 2023 conference will be held in-person at Malcolm X College on Friday, April 14, 2023.