Cambio de Colores 2005

Latinos in Missouri:
Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
Hoy y Mañana

Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri-Columbia,
March 30, 31 & April 1st, 2005

 

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Program

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Day 1 – Wednesday March 30, 2005

10:00 a.m. – Noon: Registration Open/Viewing of Posters and Table Displays

12:00-12:50 p.m. Conference Welcome (Article icon Report)
  • Opening Words: Linda Espinosa, Conference Co-chair, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Welcoming to Columbia: Mayor Darwin Hindman, City of Columbia, Missouri
  • Remarks: Stephen Lehmkuhle,UM System Vice President for Academic Affairs (on behalf of UM President Elson Floyd)
  • Remarks: Tom Henderson, Vice Provost and Director of Cooperative Extension, University of Missouri Extension
  • Remarks:  Lori Franz, Interim Provost, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • About this conference: Stephen Jeanetta, Conference Co-chair, University of Missouri Extension
1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Plenary Session – Change and Wellbeing

Positioning the Heartland:  Exploring the Implications of Changing Demographics on Policy  (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Gwen Richtermeyer, Director, Business Research & Information Development Group (BRIDG), University of Missouri-Kansas City

Presenters:

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Plenary Session – Youth, Families and Communities

Moderator: Anne Dannerbeck, Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia

 The integration of the Latino Population into U.S. Communities: Successful Outcomes or Lost Opportunities

This plenary will highlight the entry of both long-term and recently arrived Mexicanos/Latinos into communities in two regions, and the roles that social institutions, agencies and organizations play in achieving success. Dr. Carranza will discuss the challenges of integrating Latinos into Midwestern communities.

Presenter:

  • Miguel Carranza, Associate Professor of Sociology & Ethnic Studies and Director, Institute for Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Break/Encuentros (Extended break time for networking)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions I (Concurrent)

Breakout 1: Education – A Workshop on the Future of No Child Left Behind in Missouri (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Alejandra Gudiño, Project Coordinator, Missouri Migrant English Language Learners, University of Missouri

Breakout 2: Change and Wellbeing – Latinos in Agriculture: Visibility and Best Practices

Moderator: Gwen Richtermeyer, Director, Business Research & Information Development Group (BRIDG), University of Missouri-Kansas City

Breakout 3: Health – Assessing Cultural Competency (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Kym Hemley, Missouri Foundation for Health

  •  “Cultural Competency and Mental Health in the Hispanic Community of Jackson County, Missouri”
    Presenters: Mary Lou Jaramillo, Executive Director, Mattie Rhodes Center; Gayle Laney, Clinical Director, Mattie Rhodes Center; John Fierro, Development Director, Mattie Rhodes Center
  •  “Creating a Model for Training in Medical Interpreting and Cultural Competency”
    Cathy Anderson, Jewish Vocational Service, Kansas City

Breakout 4: Youth, Families and Communities – Acculturation and Adaptation from a Family Planning Perspective (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Anne Dannerbeck, Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia

Breakout 5: Health – Impacts of Health Policy

Moderator: María Cepeda, Office of Minority Health, Health and Senior Services, State of Missouri

  • “Social Factors Impacting Health in Southwest Missouri's Immigrant Latino Population”
    Suzanne Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southwest Missouri State University; Susan Dollar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor , School of Social Work, Southwest Missouri State University
  •  “The Impact of the 1996 Welfare, Medicaid and Immigration Reform Legislation on Access to Healthcare for Low-Income Latina Women”
    Laurie Grow, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Sociology, University of Kansas

Breakout 6:  Civil Rights – Drivers Licenses: Implications of the Intelligence Reform Bill (Article icon Report)

Presenters

  • Michele Waslin, Ph.D., National Council of La Raza
  • A representative of the Department of Revenue, Jefferson City, Missouri

Breakout 7: Change and Wellbeing – Latino Livelihoods, Vulnerabilities and Access to Cash Assistance

Moderator: Christina Vásquez-Case, Director, Alianzas, University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • “Shifting Safety Net After PRWORA? Use of Cash Assistance by Non-Citizens in Missouri”
    Jane Mosley, Research Assistant Professor, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri; Shannon Stokes, Research Analyst, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri
  •  “Informing Policy on Latino Economic Livelihoods, Civil Rights, and Opportunities in Missouri”
    Corinne Valdivia, Research Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri; Sylvia Lazos, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Pedro Dozi, Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Cash Bar, Reception

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Dinner

7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Entertainment: “Abatería” - a 6-piece Latin Dance and Latin Jazz band.

 


 Day 2 - Thursday March 31, 2005

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:10 a.m. Plenary Session – Education

Enhancing Academic Achievement by Recognizing Cultural Strength (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Juanita Simmons, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia

Presenters:

  • James Mireles, Principal, Garden City High School, Garden City, Kansas: “No Hispanic Left Behind - Garden City”
  • Darío Almarza, Assistant Professor of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri-Columbia: “The Impact of Cultural Differences”
  • Linda Espinosa, Associate Professor of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri-Columbia: “Preparing Teachers for the Diversity of Today”
9:20 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session – Civil Rights

Law Enforcement and Immigration Law

This plenary addresses the increased criminalization of immigration law, federal efforts to enlist local police to enforce immigration laws, and the implications for Missouri communities.
Organized by the Faculty of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia

Moderator: Professor Phil Peters, School of of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia

Presenters:

  • Huyen Pham, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Phil Hwang, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco, California
  • Jim Corwin, Chief of Police, Kansas City, Missouri

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break/Encuentros (Extended break time for networking)

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions II (Concurrent)

Breakout 1: Youth, Families and Communities – Immigrants: From Sending Communities to the Second Generation

Moderator: Anne Dannerbeck, Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia

Breakout 2: Civil Rights – Racial Profiling

Moderator: Michael Middleton, Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Law, University of Missouri Columbia

It is now close to 5 years since Missouri enacted a statute requiring that law enforcement agencies report traffic stop statistics by race and ethnicity, and adopt policies banning the unlawful use of race in conducting traffic stops. Because many individuals have their only contact with law enforcement in the context of a traffic stop, this session is important in understanding the nature of this issue.

Presenters:

Breakout 3: Education – A New Model for Latinos in Higher Education

Moderator: Darío Almarza, Assistant Professor, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, University of Missouri-Columbia

Breakout 4: Youth, Families and Communities –Serving Latino Youth and Families

Moderator: Eleazar González, Graduate Student, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri

  •  Running Successful Extension Camps for Hispanic Children
    Susan Farner, Ph.D., Faculty Department of Community Health, University of Illinois; Sheri Seibold, M.Ed. Extension Specialist, 4-H and Youth Development, University of Illinois Extension; Barbara Farner, M. Ed. Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness, University of Illinois Extension; Vivianna Abuchar, Graduate Student, Department of Community Health, University of Illinois Extension; German Cutz, Ed.D. Extension Specialist, Spanish Language Programming, University of Illinois Extension
  • “Catholic Family Services-Southside/Hispanic Family Counseling”
    Ana I. Pizarro, MSW, LCSW, Project Manager, Hispanic Family Counseling Project, Catholic Family Services-Southside; Courtney Prentis Social Work Intern Washington University; Kerry Younshonis, Social Work Intern, Southern Illinois University; Bolivar Fraga, Social Work Intern, Saint Louis University

Breakout 5: Youth, Families and Communities – Centros Latinos: Understanding the Community-based Organizations that Serve Missouri Immigrant Populations (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Stephen Jeanetta, State Specialist, Community Development, University of Missouri Extension

Presenters:

  • Valentina Mensa, Executive Director, Centro Latino of Milan, Missouri
  • Carrie Tyler, Executive Director, Centro Latino de Apoyo, Recursos, y Oportunidades (CLARO) of Marshall, Missouri
  • Enrique Muruato, Centro Latino of the Lake of the Ozarks
  • Eduardo Crespi, Director & Health Coordinator, Centro Latino de Salud, Educación y Cultura, Columbia, Missouri

Breakout 6: Education – Education in Missouri Schools:  Findings in Research, Best Practices and Policy

Moderator: Linda Espinosa, Associate Professor; Learning, Teaching & Curriculum; University of Missouri-Columbia

  • “Strengthening Home School Communication with Practical Parenting Partnerships”
    Janet Shepard, Training Coordinator, Practical Parenting Partnerships; Richard Sandoval, Consultant and Trainer, Practical Parenting Partnerships
  •  “Shifting Immigration Trends in Missouri and Implications for the No Child Left Behind Act”
    Sita Sengsavanh, Graduate Student, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri
  • “Trends in the Perception of School Climate and Community Satisfaction in Areas Receiving Hispanic Migration in Missouri During the Past 15 Years”
    Keith Jamtgaard, Research Assistant Professor, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, University of Missouri
  • “Latina Parenting Practices in Missouri”
    Linda Manning, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

Remarks & Greetings

Introduction by Domingo Martínez, Coordinator of the Cambio Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

2:00 – 3:10 p.m. Plenary – Health

Binational Health Week:  Opportunities for a National Collaboration Effort

Introduction by Katy Haas, Alianzas Coordinator, Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Presenter:

3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Break/Encuentros (Extended break time for networking)

3:40 – 4:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions III (Concurrent)

Breakout 1: Change and Wellbeing – Identity, Perceptions, and Perspectives

Moderator: Ann Rynearson, Senior Vice President and Director of Cultural and Community Services, International Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

  • “The Hispanic Challenge Challenged”
    Michael Armijo, Student, Washington University, St. Louis
  •  “Latinas Overcoming Social Class Obstacles”
    Gwen Richtermeyer , Director, BRIDG, University of Missouri Kansas City; Mary Sánchez, Columnist, Knight Ridder Tribune, Kansas City Star
  • Hispanos en la Prensa: Reaction, Perceptions, and Coverage of Missouri's Black Press toward Latino/Hispanic Growth”
    Lorenzo Covarrubias, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Saint Louis University

Breakout 2: Youth, Families and Communities – Where are they now?  Revisiting the Experiences of Communities Undergoing Change in Missouri

Moderator: Stephen Jeanetta, State Specialist, Community Development, University of Missouri Extension

Breakout 3: Health – Family Planning Decisions and Access

Moderator: Kay Conklin, Clinical Instructor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • “Factors Influencing Family Planning Decision-Making among Hispanic Immigrants: Results from Focus Groups, Q-sort, and Survey”
    Marjorie R. Sable, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri; Anne Dannerbeck, Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri; James D. Campbell, Associate Professor Department of Family and Community  Medicine, University of Missouri; Eleazar González, Graduate Student, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri; Roxana Huamán, Social Worker, Puertas a la Salud (PALS), Columbia/Boone County Health Dept.
  •  “Assessing the Needs of Persons with LEP in Accessing Family Planning Services in Missouri”
    Kathleen Brown, Director of Program Services, Missouri Family Health Council; Ruthann Gagnon, Consultant

Breakout 4:  Civil Rights – Panel on Local Issues in Immigration Law (Article icon Report)

Organizer and moderator: Suzanne Gladney, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Missouri

  • “Current Immigration Law Issues for Missouri Immigrants”
    Alejandro Solorio of Garcia & Solorio Attorneys, Kansas City
    [other presenters waiting confirmation]

Breakout 5:  Education – What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The Case of Undocumented Students (Article icon Report)

Organizer: David Currey, Director International Student & Scholar Services, University of Missouri

Panelists:

  • Ana I Pizarro, Program Coordinator, Hispanic Family Counseling Project
  • Marie González, Graduate from Helias High School, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Ketevan Mamiseishvii, Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia

Breakout 6: Health – Obesity Prevention

Moderator: Vicky Padilla, Spanish Team Leader, Language Access Metro Project, St. Louis

  • “Childhood Obesity”
    Ann Ulmer, Research Analyst, Institute of Public Policy, University of Missouri; Jane Mosley, Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Policy, University of Missouri
  •  “Obesity Prevention in the Hispanic Community”
    Joy Williams, Chief, Office of Minority Health, Health and Senior Services, State of Missouri; María Cepeda, HPR II, Office of Minority Health, Health and Senior Services, State of Missouri

Breakout 7: Change and Wellbeing – Information Technology Resources for Latino Integration

Moderator: José L García, Extension Assistant Professor, Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia

  •  “The Use of Internet Mapping as a Tool to Support Latino Population Change Assessment and Community Decision Making”
    Ann Peton, Director, Community Information Resource Center, Rural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri
  • “MedlinePlus/Missouri Go Local – Free Spanish Resources for Health Care”
    Barbara B. Jones, NN/LM Missouri Liaison, University of Missouri - Columbia
4:50 – 5:55 p.m. Breakout Sessions IV (Concurrent)

Breakout 1: Health – Academic Preparation and Community Collaboration

Moderator: Louise Miller, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Missouri - Columbia

  •  “Preparing Nurses for Culturally Competent Practice: An Immersion Experience with Mexico and Canada
    Alice Kuehn, Ph.D., RN,  Associate Professor, Emeritus,  School of Nursing, University of Missouri
  • “Academic and Community Collaboration Through the Salud para la Vida (Health for Life)  Project”
    Susan Dollar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Southwest Missouri State University; Jim Wirth, Ph.D., Regional Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

Breakout 2:  Civil Rights – Education as a Civil Rights Issue: The Test Score Gap

Moderator: Tamra Wilson Setser, Assistant Dean for Career Services & Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Missouri

  • “School Funding Litigation as a Civil Rights Remedy”
    Alex Bartlett, Attorney for the Plaintiffs in the Missouri School Funding Case
  • “What DESE is Doing to Address the Achievement Gap in Early Childhood”
    Delores Beck, Coordinator of Federal Programs, Division of School Improvement, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, State of Missouri
  • “How Well do Schools Serve Children with Diverse Learning Needs?”
    Jay Scribner, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • “The Educational Achievement Gap from an Educator’s Perspective”
    Juanita Simmons, Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia

Breakout 3: Education – Best Practices in Community, School, and Higher Education

Moderator: Alejandra Gudiño, Project Coordinator, Missouri Migrant English Language Learners, University of Missouri

  • “Improving Academic Achievement Among Hispanic Students”
    Nancy Malugani, Adjunct Instructor, College of Agriculture, University of Missouri
  • “How to Create a Partnership that Works for Your Community: The After School Program Example”
    Eduardo Crespi, Director & Health Coordinator, Centro Latino de Salud, Educación y Cultura, Columbia, Missouri
  • “Opening Academic Doors for Hispanic Students with Study Technology”
    Bonnie E. Paull, Professor Emeritus, Academic Dean, Applied Scholastics International

Breakout 4: Change and Wellbeing – Reception: the Climate of Changing Communities and Implications for Policy (Article icon Report)

Moderator: Corinne Valdivia, Research Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia

  •  “The Context of Reception and Latinos in Missouri Communities”
    Corinne Valdivia, Research Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri; Anne Dannerbeck, Research Assistant Professor, Social Work, University of Missouri; Sylvia Lazos, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Keith Jamtgaard, Research Associate Professor, Rural Sociology,  Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, University of Missouri; Stephen Jeanetta, State Specialist, Community Development, University of Missouri Extension

Breakout 5: Change and Wellbeing – Latinos in Missouri: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Communications, Capital, and Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Beth Barham, Assistant Professor Rural Sociology, University of Missouri Columbia

Breakout 6: Health – Diabetes and Latinos

Moderator: Santosh Krishna, Ph.D., Ed.S., School of Public Health, Saint Louis University

Breakout 7: Youth, Families and Communities – Family Focus Workshop

  •  "Latinos in Missouri: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice—Hoy y Manana"
    Family Focus Program (FFP)
    Dennis Boody, Vice President, Community Services, Family Conservancy; Blanca Pérez, Program Manager, Family Focus Program, Family Conservancy; Adriana Pecina, Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Free evening for the participants. We will provide information about events in town.

 


Day 3 - Friday April 1, 2005

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Presentation by the Missouri Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Introduction by Dr. Handy Williamson, Vice Provost for International Programs and Faculty Development, University of Missouri-Columbia

Members of the Commission will talk about their mission and work, and receive feedback from conference participants.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Learning Stations

Mini-workshops and presentations to develop new skills and learn about different programs and projects related to the themes of the conference.

Education

  •  “How to Identify Migrant Students”
    Tara Ramsey, Assistant Director, High School Equivalency Program, Crowder College; Alejandra Gudiño, Project Coordinator, Missouri Migrant English Language Learners
  •  “Strengthening Home School Communication with Practical Parenting Partnerships”
    Janet Shepard, Training Coordinator, Practical Parenting Partnerships; Richard Sandoval, Consultant and Trainer, Practical Parenting Partnerships
  •  “Enrolling and Retaining Latinos in Higher Education: Practical Considerations”
    Kathleen Cross, Ph.D. Graduate Assistant, Education Leadership and Higher Education, Saint Louis University
  • “What Everyone Should Know About the Missouri Center for Safe Schools”
    Dr. Glenn Berry, Director, Missouri Center for Safe Schools, University Missouri-Kansas City

Change & Wellbeing

  • “Communicating Academic Research to Policymakers”
    David Valentine, Senior Research Analyst, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri

  • NEW “Responding to Weather Warnings - a particular challenge to the
    non-English community”
    Steve Runnels, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Springfield, Missouri

Civil Rights

  • “Workplace Safety and Health Issues Affecting the Hispanic Workforce” (Article icon Report)
    Mark Banden, Compliance Assistant Specialist; and Manuel Olmedo, Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Kansas City Area Office.

Health

  • “Tobacco is Targeting Our Latino Youth”
    Alma Terrazas Hopkins, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • “MedlinePlus/Missouri Go Local – Free Spanish Resources for Health Care”
    Barbara B. Jones, MLS, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • “Binational Health Week Best Practice”
    Katy Haas, Alianzas Coordinator, Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • “A Worksite Rights Issue for Hispanics in the Service Industry”
    Stanley R. Cowan, R.S., Program Coordinator, Tobacco Use Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  •  “Community Partners for Parkinson Care (CPP): Linking Local Parkinson’s Disease Resources with Diverse and Underserved Communities”
    Janice McCauley, Director of Parkinson’s Services, Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri

 

10:45 – 11:00 am - Break/Encuentros (Extended break time for networking)

11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. New Communities of Practice: Strengthening Communities around Critical Needs

Dialogues exploring what has been learned, identifying the issues that remain unaddressed and setting an agenda for future policy-oriented research and action.

12:00 -12:30 p.m. Plenary Closing Session

Adjourn

 

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