27th Professional and Student Development Conference
Dear ILACHE Members and Friends,
On behalf of the ILACHE Board of Directors and the 2019 Conference Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce that the ILACHE 27th Professional and Student Development Conference will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
This year’s conference theme is March Apart, Strike Together: Building Coalitions to Advance a Latinx Educational Agenda. As educators and advocates, ILACHE is strongly committed to providing strategies to assist students, faculty and staff during this difficult time in state and national politics. Our work is vital in these times of increasing budget challenges, shrinking enrollments, changing demographics, as well as legislative attacks on those who are often marginalized in society.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Luis Urrieta, Jr.. He is (by courtesy) affiliated faculty in the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program (NAIS), and the Lozano Long-Benson Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Dr. Urrieta's research interests center around 1) cultural and racial identities, 2) agency as social and cultural practices, 3) social movements and collective action related to education, and 4) learning in family and community contexts. He is specifically interested in Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous (P'urhépecha) cultures and identities, activism as a social practice in educational spaces, in oral and narrative traditions in qualitative research, and Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies.
We hope you will join us this year at the University of Illinois at Chicago to connect with colleagues and return to campus with the tools necessary to continue to redefine the future of Latino higher education.
Daniel López, Jr., Ph.D.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Open Plenary
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Breakout Sessions I
10:10 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. ILACHE Academia de Padres
10:10 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. Research Symposium
11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions II
12:20 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Break
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch/Leadership and Scholarships Awards
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Plenary – Dr. Luis Urrieta
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions III
3:10 p.m. – 4:10p.m. ILACHE Academia de Padres
3:10 p.m. – 4:10p.m. Research Symposium
4:10 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Break
4:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call to Action and Closing Remarks
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception