Conference topics: Youth Development

abigail-keenan-27292Conference Youth Development Track: This track brings together 4-H, extension specialists, researchers, and youth educators to review and engage developments in research, to share updates on implementation of best practices for including Latino and other new populations, and to work collaboratively to share these targeted curricula and projects. As Latino youth become a larger proportion of the population in both rural and urban communities, we must understand, explore, and expand the research and best practices that can lead to the successful adaptation of out-of-school programs; moral and legal imperatives obligate us to ensure inclusive and appealing learning experiences that link to youths’ well-being and educational achievement. See the Youth Development flyer for more information.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

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Conference topics: Health

william-stitt-138551Conference Health Track: In the age of globalization, more than ever, complexity defines health. Differences in economic circumstances, education, behavioral choices, living conditions and the physical environment can prevent newcomers in the Midwest from being as healthy as the general population, creating additional social and health inequalities. The following topics are very relevant to the conference: networking and community-based health care programs; cultural gaps and bridging; consequences of acculturation and health behavior modification; influence of race or ethnicity on doctor-patient relationship; cultural competence; traditional practices; health literacy; outreach to families with children with disabilities; domestic and sexual violence, among other topics.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

Conference topics: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

rawpixel-com-255078Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: This conference is equipped to showcase research and educational programs that both explore and enhance the involvement of Latinos and immigrants in entrepreneurial activities. Empowering economic development through this entrepreneurialism can be a key element for the sustainability and expansion of local and regional economies, given the relative youth and the risk-taking and optimistic mindset that usually characterizes immigrants. Entrepreneurship builds bridges, promotes dialogue and creates additional opportunities that benefit all community members, acting as a cornerstone for a solid integration process. 

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

Conference topics: Civil Rights and Political Participation

nitish-meena-198784Civil Rights and Political Participation track: The goals of the Civil Rights and Political Participation themes are to raise awareness and to share initiatives about legal rights, civil rights, and political engagement issues that affect and involve the livelihoods and integration of Latinos, other immigrants, and historically marginalized groups, especially in new destination states and regions. Changes and potential changes on the federal level, including to DACA, DAPA, deportation priorities and ICE detention policies (including prolonged detention, racial profiling, and right to counsel), voting rights, targeted registries, and others deserve discussion, as well as ongoing attempts by state and local policymakers to address issues of immigration, and the effects those policies may be having on the integration efforts of communities.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

Conference topics: Change and Integration

rawpixel-com-211022.jpgChange and Integration: Growing immigrant and refugee populations in the Midwestern United States and other parts of the country are making a significant impact on communities, organizations, institutions and economies. As a direct result of the demographic shift taking place, many new policies and programs are being developed and instituted at various community and state levels to facilitate integration. Change and integration are experienced differently between and among populations, so the conference aims to share and highlight studies focused on: the experiences of refugee and immigrant newcomers in their settlement and integration, bridges between local longtime residents and newcomers; maintaining cultural diversity under resource constraints; and the opportunities associated with policy and political leadership.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development

Conference Topics: Education

aaron-burden-236415Education track: Education plays an integral role in the continued construction and progression of our society. In addition to academic development, formal and informal institutions of education serve as sites for the development of complex social, cultural, and linguistic skills and identities. The Cambio de Colores conference offers breakout sessions and workshops that explore educational issues, policies, and practices that influence Latino/a, immigrant, and refugee learners of all ages and backgrounds.

The Cambio de Colores conference is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest. It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.

The 17th annual conference will take place in Kansas City on June 6, 7 and 8th, 2018.

The following themes provide the conference framework:
1. Change and Integration
2. Civil Rights and Political Participation
3. Education
4. Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
5. Health
6. Youth Development