2017 Cambio de Colores Conference Call For Presentations

2017 Cambio de Colores Conference Call For Presentations

Sixteenth Annual Conference
Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors
Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times

St. Louis, Missouri
June 14-16, 2017

Plus Extended Education Track on Language, Literacy, and Culture on June 16-17

Call for Presentations

February 6, 2017: Presentation proposals due at midnight

About the Cambio de Colores 2017 conference

Rural and urban communities throughout the Midwest have been reshaped by the arrival of large numbers of Latinos, immigrants, and refugees. Over the past fifteen years, the Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference has served as a hub for stakeholders to take stock of how our communities are adapting to these changes and share experiences of how to improve immigrant integration and community wellbeing. This multidisciplinary conference has traditionally focused on native and foreign-born Latino newcomers (the majority of new arrivals in these new destination areas), but is interested in the challenges inherent in multicultural changing communities, including the experiences of all newcomers, faith groups, and marginalized groups. The integration of these very diverse groups is being studied by academics and pursued by stakeholders, as the newcomers seek to become part and parcel of the social, economic, and cultural fabric of their new communities.

The conference theme this year is “Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times.” Todos Juntos means “all together”, and seeks to build collaboration across sectors and unite communities across differences in the common goal of supporting everyone’s wellbeing in our changing, multicultural communities. Diversity is our strength, especially when we work together, and now is the time for collaboration across disciplines, silos, sectors, perspectives and cultures to create bridges of opportunity…

Continue reading at: http://cambiodecolores.org/2017/docs/2017call.pdf

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