The GGSE will host an all-day Internet conference viewing and poster presentation event celebrating the release of the Handbook of Latinos and Education. The event known as the National Latin@ Education Advocacy Day Summit (LEAD) will be an all day conference hosted by California State University San Bernardino on Monday March 29. The event features major presentations and panels by leading national figures connected to Latin@ education concerns, including a keynote presentation by Sylvia Mendez, the plaintiff child in the famous Mendez vs. Westminster court case in the 1950’s that informed the findings of the Brown vs. Board of Education court case ending the legality of school segregation practices in the United States. Prominent speakers, among others, include: Juan Sepulveda, Director of the White House Initiative on the Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans; Eugene Garcia, Vice President for Education Partnerships, Arizona State University-Tempe, and Chair of the National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics; Kris Gutierrez, Professor University of Colorado and President Elect of the American Education Association; and Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Co-founder of the United Farm Workers.
UCSB will be connected via the Internet to the LEAD Summit and will join more than 65 similar viewing sites around the U.S. with a total estimated viewing audience of 9,000 people. Information on the event and the agenda may found at http://lead.csusb.edu/program.htm.
As part of the LEAD celebration, UCSB will hold a special research poster presentation event from 3:00-5:30 featuring education research projects by faculty and students from UCSB, UC Santa Cruz, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The poster presenters from 3-5:30 are:
Karina Cervantez, UC Santa Cruz, and Aida Hurtado, UC Santa Barbara
Telenovelas in Education: Engaging Parents in the College Application Process
Maria Elena Cruz and Laura Romo, UC Santa Barbara
Evaluating a Community-Based Intervention Through Conversational Analysis: Latina Communication About AIDS/HIV
Amber Gonzalez and Cynthia Hudley, UC Santa Barbara
The Influence of Perceived Parental Involvement on Latina College Student's Academic Expectations
Jose Montelongo and Anita Hernandez, Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo, and Richard P. Duran, UC Santa Barbara
An Expository Reading and Writing Lesson Cycle for Spanish-Speaking ELLs
Deseray Solis and Cynthia Hudley, UC Santa Barbara
Seventh and Eighth Grade Chicana/o, Latina/o, Students and College Exposure
Tara Yosso, Amber Gonzalez, and Rebeca Mireles, UC Santa Barbara
Cultivating Semillas: Preparing Chicano Students to Transfer from Community Colleges to Universities
The UCSB LEAD event is sponsored by the GGSE in partnership with the Department of Chican@ Studies, the Institute for Chicano Studies, the Luis Leal Endowment, and the Office of Academic Preparation.
More information on the event can be obtained by contacting Prof. Richard Durán, GGSE at email@example.com; or Tara Yosso firstname.lastname@example.org and Aida Hurtado email@example.com, Department of Chican@ Studies.
[Richard Duran is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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