Saturday, October 12, 2019. 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
College of Education (Lindquist Center)

Registration is OPEN

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Event details (under construction)

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in 
Continental breakfast 
8:30 a.m. Welcome remarks 
Overview of schedule
8:45 a.m. Opening speaker - Juan Garcia
Dismiss for sessions
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Session One
11:00 - 12:15 p.m. Session Two
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Keynote
Dr. Theresa Delgadillo
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Session Three - breakout sessions & roundtables
Sessions for community, teachers, and discussion tables for local issues and activism
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing remarks and future work


Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Featured Presentations

Presenters: Dr. Theresa Delgadillo and Dr. Claire Fox
Description: Dr. Delgadillo and Dr. Fox will discuss their Humanities Without Walls grant for a collaborative research project titled "Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest."

Presenters: Director of the University of Iowa’s Latina/o Studies Program, Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, Latina/o Studies faculty member, Dr. Ariana Ruiz, and Latina/o Studies Faculty member, Dr. Rene Rocha.
Description: These scholars will explore Latina/o Studies in the Midwestern College Classroom. During this session they plan to do a live recording of their podcast, Subscribe to the “Imagining Latinidades” podcast.

Presenter: Dr. Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas-San Antonio and Series editor of Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series for the University of Illinois Press.
Description: Dr. Valerio-Jimenez will be giving a session on the series and publishing. More information about the series.


Juan Garcia

Bringing a history of strong partnerships with schools, corporate and state education leaders, Juan Garcia oversees the Strategic Partnerships for the Center for Equity in Learning at ACT, working with existing and new partnerships fulfilling ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. Prior to joining ACT, Mr. Garcia served as a champion of college access and readiness for the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN).

As the Executive Director of ICAN, Mr. Garcia established relationships with school, district administration, state and local leaders, as well as other nonprofits to reach ALL students, ensuring that these students were aware of the support that was available to them for pursuit of higher education. Prior to his work in improving education opportunities for our students, Mr. Garcia led marketing and promotions for the launch of a new Spanish magazine published by Meredith Corporation and served as an Account Executive in Latin America for the Hispanic Marketing Division of Donnelley Marketing, Inc.

In 2015, he received the award for Diversity and Inclusion from ACT, Inc. nominated and selected among all company employees. In December 2016, Mr. Garcia graduated from the Harvard Business School program of Leadership Best Practices. Mr. Garcia is fluent in Spanish and is originally from Lima, Peru.

Dr. Theresa Delgadillo

Theresa Delgadillo, Professor in Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University, earned her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000 and has devoted her research and teaching career to the field of Latinx Studies. She is the author of two books, Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative (Duke UP 2011) and Latina Lives in Milwaukee (Illinois UP 2015) and numerous journal articles and chapters. With her Co-PIs Claire Fox, Geraldo Cadava, and Ramón Rivera-Servera, she is the recipient of a Humanities Without Walls grant for a collaborative research project titled "Building Sustainable Worlds:

Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest." She and her Co-PIs are currently co-editing the research essays generated through this project for publication in a volume. She is also finishing a third book on AfroLatinidad in literature and film.