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Attend the 16th Unity Conference “Charting New Directions”

Posted on April 09, 2012

Organización Latina Americana invites you to attend the 16th Unity Conference, Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 at MSU Moorhead. The theme is “Charting New Directions: Nuevos Horizontes.” The Conference schedule and session descriptions are available online or in the CMU lower level during the Conference. Find out more online or contact Dr. Yolanda Arauza at 218.477.2027 or arauzala@mnstate.edu.

Main speaker Dr. Refugio Rochin is the former director of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science. Dr. Rochin was a professor of Sociology and Agricultural Economics and the founding director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

Conference topics will include: Apocalyptic events surrounding the ancient Maya calendar; the role of Latinos in this year’s political events; how the Latino community is changing in the Midwest; a motivational talk for students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, math; and profiles of successful Latino youth in the context of higher educational goals.

If you cannot attend all sessions, please attend the ones convenient to your schedule.

Conference Schedule:
Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:00-8:00 p.m.  Latino Politics and Issues in 2012,
Dr. Refugio Rochin, CMU Ballroom 200 B

Friday, April 20, 2012
9:00-10:20 a.m. Informal gathering with Dr. Refugio Rochin, CMU 227

10:30-11:20 a.m. Apocalyptic Nightmares and the Ancient Maya Calendar, Dr.
George Holley, CMU 203

10:30-11:20 a.m. Getting Ahead in America: Why and How!,
Dr. Refugio Rochin, CMU 205

12:30-1:20 p.m. Latinos in the Midwest: ¡Quien Somos!,
Dr. Refugio Rochin,
CMU 205

12:30-1:20 p.m. Latina/o Voices: Highlighting Our Successes @ MSUM,
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon and Beatriz Castro,
CMU Underground

1:30-2:20 p.m.  God Child Project,
Ernesto Atkinson, CMU 203.

1:30-2:20 p.m. Latina/o Voices: Highlighting Our Successes @ MSUM,
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon and Beatriz Castro,
CMU Underground

Sponsors include Organización Latina Americana, Student Activities Budget Committee, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of American Multicultural Studies.


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