University to Host Webcast Viewing of Latino Education Summit from California State University
KINGSVILLE - March 18, 2010
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As the nation’s leading scholars on Latino education gather to discuss the future of Latino issues during the Latino Education and Advocacy Day Summit at California State University-San Bernardino, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will provide those interested with an opportunity to view the conference locally via the internet.
The bilingual education department in the College of Education will sponsor a free live webcast of the summit from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 219 of the Memorial Student Union Building.
The one-day summit—“A Day of Courageous Conversations”—will include various sessions on education ranging from accessibility of educational opportunities to promoting youth leadership. The summit will also feature several keynote speakers including:
- Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist and plaintiff in Mendez v. Westminster (1946), the historic precursor to Brown v. Board of Education
- Dr. Juan Sepúlveda, director of the White House Initiative on the Educational Excellence of Hispanic Americans
- Dolores Huerta, president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union.
For more information or to RSVP for the webcast, contact Norma Guzman at Norma.Guzman@tamuk.edu.
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