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Narratives of Hope: Resisting Racism, Economic Marginalization and Educational Hierarchies

Northeastern Illinois University


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Registration & Continental Breakfast          Lobby


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.             Welcome/Bienvenidos                                   Auditorium

Status of Latinos in Illinois Higher Education                 

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Break 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Morning Sessions I                                         SU Conference Rooms

·         Replicating a Higher Education Program of Hope: A Transitional Bilingual Learning Community Program

·         Through Our Eyes: Obstacles of Latino Students’ Access to Higher Education

·         Immigration Updates: What to do? What to Expect? How to be Prepared?

·         Listening to the Voices of Our Madres y Abuelitas: Using Cultural Wealth to Promote Latinx Academic Achievement

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Morning Sessions II                                        SU Conference Rooms

    ·         Breaking Down Educational Hierarchies: Despertando Comunidades

    ·         Pathways to a Brighter Future: Narratives of Latino Students’ Perceptions at Community College

    ·         ¡Presente! Latinx College Student Organizations Serving as a Tool for Leadership Development and Empowerment

    ·         Unclogging the Pathway to Advanced Degrees: Shedding Light on the Graduate School Admission Process

    ·         Immigration Updates: What to do? What to Expect? How to be Prepared?

      12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.           Lunch Alumni Hall

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      1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Afternoon Plenary & Leadership Awards     Auditorium

      3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Break            

      3:15p.m. – 4:15 p.m.              Afternoon Sessions                                         SU Conference Rooms

      ·         Beyond Theory: Pursuing a PhD for Change

      ·         History of Latina/o Activism in Chicago Public Schools and State Universities

      ·         Teaching Gender & Sexuality as a Survivor of Domestic Violence

      ·         The Latino/Bilingual Teacher Pipeline: Increasing the Number of Professionals in the Field of Education Through Our Eyes: Obstacles of Latino
               Students’ Access to Higher Education

      4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.             Break                                                             

      4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Call to Action                                                  Auditorium  

      5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.             Networking Reception                                 Alumni Hall

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