February 14, 2023
On behalf of the ILACHE Board of Directors and the 2023 Conference Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce ILACHE’s 30th Annual Conference to be held at Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, on Friday, April 14, 2023.
This year’s theme “La Riqueza de la Raza: Using Collective Wisdom to Dismantle Colonial Practices” 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.
This year we are delighted to welcome Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez as the afternoon plenary speaker. Dr. Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez 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 that result in systemic oppression. We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló as our morning speaker. Rusty has served as the President of Northern New Mexico College and has held leadership positions across the country including at the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota. She is a longtime advocate for diversity and Latino/ax/es educational inclusion.
Faculty, staff, and students across disciplines are encouraged to submit workshop and poster proposals addressing this year's conference theme. The conference provides opportunities for higher education institutions, organizations, and businesses to become sponsors. Our conference sponsors are showcased in conference marketing materials before and during the conference via our website, social media, direct electronic mail, and our conference application. To register for the conference, submit a proposal, learn about sponsorship opportunities or other questions, please visit us at ILACHE.org.
We hope you will join us in person and contribute to exploring this year’s conference theme, share best practices, and connect with colleagues so that you may return to your institution with the tools necessary to continue to transform higher education.
Daniel López, Ph.D.