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Conference Youth Development Track: This track brings together 4-H, extension specialists, researchers, and youth educators to review and engage developments in research, to share updates on implementation of best practices for including Latino and other new populations, and to work collaboratively to share these targeted curricula and projects. As Latino youth become a larger proportion of the population in … Continue reading Conference topics: Youth Development
Conference Health Track: In the age of globalization, more than ever, complexity defines health. Differences in economic circumstances, education, behavioral choices, living conditions and the physical environment can prevent newcomers in the Midwest from being as healthy as the general population, creating additional social and health inequalities. The following topics are very relevant to the conference: networking … Continue reading Conference topics: Health
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: The 2017 conference theme, “Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain TImes,” is especially suited to showcase research and educational programs that both explore and enhance the involvement of Latinos and immigrants in entrepreneurial activities. Empowering economic development through this entrepreneurialism can be a key element for the sustainability and expansion of … Continue reading Conference topics: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Civil Rights and Political Participation track: The goals of the Civil Rights and Political Participation themes are to raise awareness and to share initiatives about legal rights, civil rights, and political engagement issues that affect and involve the livelihoods and integration of Latinos, other immigrants, and historically marginalized groups, especially in new destination states and regions. … Continue reading Conference topics: Civil Rights and Political Participation