Welcome to ILACHE!
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.
ILACHE is proud to announce that the 2022 Conference will be held in-person at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign IHotel on Friday, April 29, 2022. Participants will be required to follow COVID-19 protocols for UIUC and the IHotel. Conference details will be available in January 2022. We look forward to your participation in 2022!
2022 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tara J. Yosso
Leading with a Community Cultural Wealth Approach: Reclaiming Our Past, Reimagining Our Future
Prof. Yosso’s keynote will overview her community cultural wealth model, which has been received nationally and internationally as a paradigm shift for the ways we have traditionally thought about schooling structures, practices, and discourse. She will ask us to consider how we might foster a critical historical perspective of the communities we aim to serve, and draw on the ingenuity and courage of those who have come before us in the struggle for justice.
Dr. Tara J. Yosso examines access to educational opportunities for Students of Color at critical transition points in their schooling trajectories (e.g. high school to community college, baccalaureate to doctorate). Her research seeks to recover counternarratives of race, schooling, inequality, and the law. Her extensively cited publications examine the ways People of Color utilize community cultural wealth to survive and resist racism and other forms of subordination. She is a first generation college student, a Professor in the School of Education at the University of California Riverside, and this year has been appointed as the Inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Emancipatory Education at the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University.