VOICES OF HOPE IN TURBULENT TIMES
COME TO THE SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE LATINX COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COALITION OF INDIANA
PURPOSE OF THE COALITION
- Address equity and wellbeing across the state of Indiana through interdisciplinary collaborations for research and programmatic service aimed at improving the well-being of the Latino population in Indiana.
- Engage key stakeholders across the state of Indiana in the development and participation in research and programming involving Latino populations.
- Share knowledge that increases the capacity of researchers, scholars, community organizations, community leaders and policy leaders to develop and advocate for effective, evidence-informed interventions in Latino communities.
- Create awareness of the issues that impact Latino populations in Indiana, how they are being addressed by different stakeholders, and what unattended needs have been identified.
- Provide a platform for coordinating and strengthening the responses to the most important issues impacting Latino populations in Indiana.
As we did last year, this year’s Conference of the Latinx Community-University Research Coalition of Indiana will bring together university faculty and staff, policy leaders, community organizations, and community leaders interested in the well-being of Latino populations across Indiana to catalyze and advance community-engaged research, and programmatic collaborations that are respectful of the needs, cultural identity, and interests of the Latino population and help remove barriers to resources and/or services.
This year’s conference will feature panels, ignite sessions, and special interest group breakout and networking sessions. The overall objective will be to continue to build community-university research partnerships. With this goal in mind, a panel of university research administrators will discuss funding opportunities for these collaborations. In response to the theme of the conference, a panel focused on immigration will explore the experiences of the Latinx community, especially in these turbulent times.
COALITION SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Special interest group networking tables will be led by researchers and community partners already working in the special interest areas of the Coalition, which this year will include: immigration/migration, education, diabetes, mental health, employment & work quality, aging/older adults OR spirituality, immigrants’ response to politics, arts & communities, and business development. We expect to provide opportunities for discussions, networking, partnering and advancing future research, programming and advocacy, and the development of community-university partnerships.
Registration will begin at 9:00. The Conference will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. We will serve breakfast and lunch. You will have the opportunity to learn about community-university research partnership results/findings (or share your own), as well as network with others in your area of interest.
This year our honored guest will be Dr. Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Espinosa-Dulanto holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory and Educational Policies for Linguistic Minorities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her writing as well as her academic research departs from identifying herself as a woman of color, a Borderlands Mestiza, and a non-mainstream person in the US. From that perspective, she explores the construction and transmission of knowledge. She uses narrative inquiry, photography, and poetry as tools to learn and communicate.
POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: 4:30 – 6:30 P.M.
This year we are offering workshops right after the conference, as requested by last year’s attendees. Led by professionals from across the state, workshops will focus on:
- How to: Community Engage Research & Community Based Participatory Research
- Role of Arts and Humanities in Community Wellbeing
- How to: Translating research into practice
If you are interested in these workshops, plan to stay after the end of the conference. No need for additional registration or payment.
The Latinx Coalition Conference is sponsored by:
IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Partnerships
IUPUI Office of Community Engagement
Marion County Health Department
Become a member of the Coalition by joining us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/latinxco/. Not on Facebook? Contact Silvia Bigatti to be included in an e-mail listserve at firstname.lastname@example.org