June 2, 2014
Story Contact: Domingo Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-4746
Director of the Cambio Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
WHAT: From June 25 to 27, 2014, the Cambio Center at the University of Missouri will host the 13th annual Cambio de Colores: Latinos in the Heartland Conference. This year’s theme is “Growing Together in New Destination Areas.”
WHEN: June 25 to 27, 2014
WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
The Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) conference focuses on issues related to the integration of Latino and other immigrants in the American Heartland. This year’s theme, “Growing Together in New Destination Areas,” is meant to encourage the discussion of research and best practices that can be used by communities to assist integration efforts in areas with a recent intake of immigrants.
Speakers and workshops will address the many interest areas that fall under this theme, including health, education, change and integration, civil rights and political participation, and entrepreneurship and economic development.
Two nationally recognized keynote speakers will present at the conference. Roger Campos, Esq., is president, CEO, and founder of Minority Business Round Table, the first national organization for CEOs of the nation’s leading minority-owned businesses. Dr. Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University, who will be presenting via video.
“Continued demographic and cultural changes are shaping the future of communities large and small in Missouri and other new destination areas,” stated Domingo Martínez, conference director. “This conference enables the sharing of new knowledge and better practices to contribute to the development of healthy communities.”
This inclusive event convenes research and extension academics, public and private service providers, grassroots organizations, state and local government institutions, business professionals, and newcomers themselves. The diverse and enthusiastic participation demonstrates the relevance and urgency of addressing both the challenges and the opportunities that arise in Missouri and other new destination states as Latinos and other newcomers settle as workers, families, and members of communities.
Please visit our website for more information: www.CambioDeColores.org
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Dr. Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. He is the author of 250 articles, chapters, and books on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. His current research is on the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in comparative perspective, the roles of institutions in national development, and immigrant transnationalism.
Presentation by video.
Roger Campos, Esq. is president, CEO, and founder of Minority Business Round Table, the first national organization for CEOs of the nation's leading minority-owned businesses. MBRT provides a forum for the 6 million CEOs of minority and women-owned businesses to address public policy issues, and serves as a unique resource on business issues, including access to capital and doing business with the federal government.
Last update: 3 June, 2014