Chicana/o Education Summit at UCLA (10-17-14)

UCLA Education Summit

UCLA Chicana/o Education Summit

The ninth annual Latina/o Education Summit brings together legal scholars, social scientists, advocates, and administrators in order to assess the impact and implications of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the 2011 DREAM Act on Latina/o students.  According to keynote speaker Michael A. Olivas, there are roughly 1.7 million immigrants currently in the U.S. who might meet the requirements for DACA.  This year’s summit is presented in cooperation with the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Featured Speaker

Rachel Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Keynote Speaker 

Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and Director, Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance, University of Houston Law Center

Featured Panelists and Moderators

Leisy Abrego, Assistant Professor, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies

Angela Chen, Coordinator, Undocumented Student Program at the UCLA Bruin Resource Center

Nancy Guarneros, Ph.D. Candidate, Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies

Alfred Herrera, Assistant Vice Provost, UCLA Academic Partnerships and Director, Center for Community College Partnerships

Lindsay Pérez Huber, Assistant Professor, CSULB College of Education

Marissa K. López, Interim Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and Associate Professor of English and Chicana and Chicano Studies

Grecia Mondragon, Current Co-chair, UCLA Improving Dreams, Equality, Access, and Success (IDEAS)

Seth Ronquillo, Past Co-chair, UCLA Improving Dreams, Equality, Access, and Success (IDEAS)

Daniel Solorzano, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Director, All Campus Consortium on Research and Diversity (UC/ACCORD)

Carola Suárez-Orozco and Robert Teranishi, Co-directors, UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education and Professors, UCLA Graduate School  of Education and Information Studies

Brenda Pulido Villanueva, M.A. Candidate, CSULB College of Education

Past education summits have looked at gaps in the education pipeline, school funding issues, and legislation pertaining to Latina/o student access, such as the 2013 summit, Fisher v. Texas: Implications for Latina/o Diversity. Each summit includes CSRC publications and online resources.

To register, go to Eventbrite here. Conference registration is available through Eventbrite ONLY.

Conference sign-in at 10:30 a.m.; program at 11:00 a.m. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be served.

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