UMass Forum 2012: Contemporary Issues in Latino Politics, Research and Education

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Event Date: October 11, 2012 - 10 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: UMass Boston — McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Ryan Lounge. 100 William T. Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125

Sponsored by:
Latino Studies Program, Gastón Institute, University College, Casa Latina, Oíste? and Centro Presente

9:00- 10:45 a.m.
Experiential Pedagogy in the Caribbean
Julian Jefferies (California State University at Fullerton)

11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Coping with cancer: The Vieques, PR Project
Luis Galanes (University of Puerto Rico), Lorna Rivera (University of Massachusetts), Laura Maldonado & Laura Mendoza (University of Puerto Rico), Diego Gómez-Aristizábal (University of Massachusetts)

12:30-1:00 p.m.
Lunch- Delicious food from La Lechonera will be served

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The Latino vote in Massachusetts
Keynote speaker: Alejandra St.Guillen (Oiste) Commentator: Abel Cano

2:45-4:00 p.m.
Immigration reform? What can Latinos expect from Obama and Romney
Keynote speaker: Patricia Montes (Centro Presente)


For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.