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cambio de colores (change of colors)
latinos
in missouri: neighbors in urban and rural communities

march 12-14, 2003
university of missouri-kansas city

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Conference Program

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Day 1 - Wednesday March 12th

Day 2 - Thursday March 13th

Day 3 - Friday March 14th


Day 1 – Wednesday, March 12, 2003

10:00 a.m. – Noon      Registration
10:00 a.m. – Noon      Viewing of Posters and Table Displays

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.        Conference Welcome

Co-Chairs and Panelists:
Dolores Arce-Kaptain, Director, Alianzas; Co-chair 2003 Cambio de Colores
Dr. Elson Floyd, President of the University of Missouri
Dr. Martha Gilliland, Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Report)
Domingo Martínez, International Agriculture, University of Missouri-Columbia; President, HLAFSA (Report)

1:10 – 2:10 p.m.  Kansas City Latinos: Past, Present, and Future (Report)

Bring participants to the same “page of understanding” concerning Latino (im)migration to the U.S., specifically to Missouri and Kansas. This will involve an examination of the census and demographic information, as well as reports of personal experiences.

Moderator:
Corinne Valdivia, Research Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia

2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Refreshment Break. Viewing of Posters and Table Displays

2:20 – 3:50 p.m. Health Care Panel (Report)

Discuss the current status of health care for Latinos in the Midwest and what is being done to make it more accessible to Latino (im)migrants.

Moderator: William Chignoli, Ph.D., Director, La Clínica

  • Public Health: Impact on the Future
    Joy Williams, Chief, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Federal and State Assistance on Community Health Clinics
    Harold Kirbey, Rural Health and Primary Care, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Ensuring Women and Children’s Health for the Next Generation
    Kay Libbus, Ph.D., RN, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia; Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Assessment of State Law: Regulations and Practices
    Manuel Navarro, Recruiter, Boone Hospital Center
  • Diabetes: New Researches, Prevention, and Treatment
    David W. Moskowitz, MD, MA (Oxom), FACP Molecular Medicine

4:00 – 5:20 p.m. CONCURRENT PANELS – I

Panel: The Latino Workforce: Its Contributions and Potential

Discuss the employer-worker relationship, legal issues affecting workers, and how Latino workers' potential and entrepreneurial aspirations can be realized.

Moderator:
Sergio Muñoz, St. Louis Community College

Panelists:

Panel: Financial Security (Report)

Identify and discuss the financial services that are available to Latinos in the Midwest, as well as the means to access capital.  Communicate the subjects of remittances, consumer protection and/or fraud, as well as the lack of employee benefits that Latinos receive.  Examine the opportunities that exist to increase savings and develop retirement planning, such as Individual Development Accounts and Savings.

Moderator:
Alan Corbet, Executive Director, Growth Opportunity (GO) Connection

Panelists:
Kevin Shields, Community Affairs Specialist, Division of Supervision Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-Kansas City Region
Julie Riddle, IDA Program Director, Heart of America Family Services
Ian Bautista, Deputy Director,El Centro, Inc.
Steve Galvan, Senior Vice President, Industrial State Bank

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.          CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – II   

Identify what has occurred in the past year to answer the questions posed at the 2002 conference, as well as what is presently being done to accommodate the needs acknowledged by each of the conference themes.

A. Education (summary)
B. Employment, Financial Security, Housing (summary)
C. Health Care (summary)
D. Mental Health (summary)
E. Immigration (summary)

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Poster Presentation

7:00 p.m. Dinner
Cultural Event
El Grupo Atotonilco, a Mexican folkloric dance troupe based in Kansas City.
Presented by Maria Chaurand, Artistic Director
Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate of Kansas City, Missouri
Master of Ceremonies: Domingo Martínez, International Agriculture, University of Missouri-Columbia; President, HLAFSA


 

Day 2 – Thursday, March 13, 2003

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.        Breakfast
Reporters from the concurrent workshops on March 12th will inform conference participants on the progress that has been achieved since the 2002 "Cambio de Colores: A Call to Action! conference
Moderator: Steve Jeanetta, Community Development State Specialist, University of Missouri Outreach & Extension

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.          Education Panel (Report)

Discuss the current status of Latino (im)migrant education in the Midwest and what Missouri’s institutions are doing to help children and parents meet their educational goals.

Moderator:
Karen Johnson, Migrant Education Center

  • No Child Left Behind Act
  • Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act

Panelists:

Dr. Lisa Flores, Department of Education and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Dr. Kent King, Commissioner, State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Instruction
Dee Beck, Coordinator of Federal Programs, State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Instruction
Joe Tillman, State Director, Migrant English Language Learners
Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, Director, LULAC National Educational Service Centers

9:40 – 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT EDUCATION WORKSHOPS – III

A. No Child Left Behind Act: Question and Answer Session (Report)
Dee Beck, Coordinator of Federal Programs, State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Instruction
Joe Tillman, State Director, Migrant English Language Learners

B. Post High School Opportunities
Jorge Zapata, Assistant Director of CAMP, Crowder College

C. How to Develop English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs (Report)
Yolanda Zapata, ESL Teacher, Westport High School
Charlotte Daniels, Content ESL Teacher, Monett High School

D. Community and Parent Involvement
Karen Johnson, Education Consultant, Title 1-C Migrant Education Program
Alma Villagrana, Misión Hispana de la Iglesia Metodista Grupo Superación

E. Bilingualism (Report)
Carmen Bartlick, Migrant Even Start Program, Sedalia, Missouri
Nancy Castillo Gutiérrez, Bilingual Cultural Exchange Program for Educators
Judith Martínez Díaz, Bilingual Cultural Exchange Program for Educators
Selene Torres Aguiano, Bilingual Cultural Exchange Program for Educators
Alicia Miguel, Director, English as a Second Language, Kansas City Missouri School District

F. Translation/Interpretation in the Courtroom (Report)
Phyllis Launius, Juvenile and Adult Court Programs, Office of the State Courts Administrator

G. Teaching in the Classroom
Sandra Del Río, Teacher, John Fiske School

H. Encouraging Latino Engineers and Latino Students with Physical Disabilities
Tom Marrero, College of Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia

I. LEP Obligations in Education
Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education
- Document: Final LEP regulations issued by the Department of Justice 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break. Viewing of Posters and Table Displays

10:45 a.m. – Noon      Mental Health Panel (Report)

Define mental health and the challenges and misconceptions that it poses.  Examine its importance to a Latino client and the measures that are being taken to accommodate non-English-speaking clients.

Moderator: 
William Chignoli, Ph.D., Director, La Clínica

Panelists:
Judge Christine Sill-Rogers, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 31, Jackson County. Circuit Court-Kansas City.
Renee Valdovino, Therapist, Rose Brooks Shelter
Iberty Gedeon, LPC, Bilingual Family Therapist, Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

Speaker: LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Kickbusch, Founder, Educational Achievement Services

Literary Contest Award
Moderator :
Karen Johnson, Title 1-C Migrant Education Program

1:50 – 3:10 p.m.  Post-September 11, 2001: Immigration Law and Civil Rights Panel (Report)

Communicate how the events of September 11, 2001, have impacted the civil rights of Latinos.

Moderator: Sylvia Lazos, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

  • Respecting the Rights of Mexican Nationals
    Fernando Gonzalez Santoyo, Consul, Mexican Consulate in Kansas City
  • Counterterrorism and the Latino Community Since September 11th
    Michele Waslin, Senior Immigration Analyst for the National Council of La Raza:
  • Needed reforms to Immigration Law, Post-September 11th
    Anna Williams Shavers, Professor of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Law Enforcement and Latinos: A Report Card
    Leigh E. Herbst, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Does the Latino Vote Really Matter in Missouri?
    Honorable Marvin Singleton, Senator of the State of Missouri

3:20 – 4:20 p.m.          CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – First Session – IV

Foster brainstorming among participants on what activities or recommendations for legislation should be done in the time between the 2003 and 2004 conferences.

Immigration

A. Immigration Law Basics Post-September 11th: Question and Answer Session
Suzanne Gladney, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Teodoro García, Jr., Law Offices of Stephen M. Kirschbaum

B.     Family Separation and Deportable Aliens Post-September 11th
Nancy Malugani, Community Activist, Columbia, MO
Anna Williams Shavers, Professor of Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

C.     The Impact of the Hoffman Case on Litigation of Undocumented Workers
Rogelio Lasso, Professor of Law, Washburn University, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Huyen Pham, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

D. The 2003 Farm Bill - Changes in Food Stamp Benefits
Jody Cornwell, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Family Services
Judith A. Davenport, School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia

Entrepreneurship

E.  Realizando el Sueño Americano: Helping Latino Immigrants Become Homeowners through Education and Access to Capital (Report)

Lending Programs for Nontraditional Buyers
Ian Bautista, Deputy Director, El Centro, Inc.
Albert Hernandez, Loan Program Manager, El Centro, Inc.

Homebuyer Education and Pre-Post Purchase Preparation
Licha Ibarra, Homebuyer Education Coordinator, El Centro, Inc.

Health Care

F.     Diabetes: Demographics and Tendencies Among Latinos
Jo Anderson, Manager, Missouri Diabetes Control Program, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

G.      Documented and Undocumented Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Clients; Resources Available to Minorities (Report)
Maria Smith, Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Senior Services
Maria Carpena, Health Program Representative II, Office of Minority Health, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- Document: Final LEP regulations issued by the Department of Justice 

H.    Health Issues, Concerns, and Barriers to Health Care for Latinos in Southwest Missouri
Suzanne E. Walker, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Southwest Missouri State University                                               
Susan Dollar, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Southwest Missouri State University
Christina Vazquez Case, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia; Research Assistant, St. Louis University

Mental Health           

I.        Substance Abuse
Luis Córdova, International and Missouri Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, National Mental Health Association Safe Schools/Healthy Students Action Center.

Political Participation

J.      Latino Voters: The Untapped Resource
Elida Cárdenas, Kansas City Chronic Disease Coalition
Antonio Ramírez , Attorney at Law
Leo Prieto, Central States Coordinator, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Honorable Marvin Singleton, Senator of Missouri
- Document: 2003 Legislative Agenda for Missouri Latina/os

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Second Session – V

Immigration

A.      Immigration Law Basics Post September 11, 2001: Question and Answer Session
Suzanne Gladney, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Teodoro García, Jr., Law Offices of Stephen M. Kirschbaum

B.     Missouri Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants Post-September 11, 2001
Lynda Callon, Director, Westside Community Action Network (CAN) Center
Pat Williams, University of Missouri Outreach & Extension
Michele Waslin, Legislative Analyst, National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C
Ezekiel Amador, Missourians for Safer Roads

C.     Law Enforcement and Racial Profiling (Report)
Leigh E. Herbst, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha: Racial Profiling: Patrol Experience
Dee Al-Mohammed, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Gary Maddox, Director, Law Enforcement Training Institute
- Document: Racial profiling hot spots in Missouri

D. The 2003 Farm Bill - Changes in Food Stamp Benefits
Jody Cornwell, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Family Services
Judith A. Davenport, School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia

Entrepreneurship

E. Understanding the Mexican Culture as it Relates to the Immigrant Workforce
Havaca Rose Johnson, Diversity Outreach Developer, Workforce Development Board of Western Missouri, Inc.

Housing

F. Private and Public Partnerships for Affordable Housing
Mark Stalsworth, Manager, Homeownership Department, Missouri Housing Development Commission
Sandy Goodwin, Senior Deputy Director, Fannie Mae
Macie Houston, Regional Director, Housing and Urban Development
Ana Velázquez-Stone, Community Organizer, Old Northeast, Inc.

Health Care

G.  MC+ for Documented and Undocumented Children
Kim Lynch, Outreach Coordinator, MC+ Advocacy Project, Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Katherine Weno, J.D., MC+ Advocacy Project, Legal Aid of Western Missouri

H.    Dental Health for Latino Children
Michael McCuniff, DD, MS, Associate Professor and Director of Outreach, Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science, UMKC Dental School

Mental Health

I.     Domestic Violence (Report)
Judy González, Phys.D., LMFD, Executive Director, Mano a Mano; Forest Institute – Southwest Missouri
Elena Morales, Counselor; Founder, Mujeres Unidas Saliendo Adelante (MUSA)

J.        Depression as it Relates to the Family and Adolescents
Ana Maria Bellatin, Ph.D., Therapist, Mattie Rhodes Counseling and Art Center
Derrick Willis, Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Missouri Department of Mental Health; Regional Coordinator, Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services

K.      Reaching Out to Latino Families with Developmental Disabilities (Report)
Irene Martínez, Director, Fiesta Educativa
Olga Suro, Parental Advocate for Latinos with Developmental Disabilities, Los Angeles, California

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.          Viewing of Poster and Table Displays

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.          Dinner
Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, Project Coordinator
New Americans Community Campaign

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.          Entertainment
Marimba Yajalon, an authentic Mexican marimba quartet based in Kansas City.


 

Day 3 – Friday, March 14, 2003

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.         Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Speaker: Honorable Kay Barnes, Mayor of Kansas City

9:05 – 10:40 a.m.       LEARNING STATIONS – VI

Learning stations are based on the idea that participants will benefit from being exposed to a wide variety of ideas and experiences, not just those in which they are skilled or interested.  The 20-minute learning stations, which will be repeated four times, present a multitude of best practices and programs that participants can replicate in their own communities.

A. 2003 Hispanic Legislative Agenda
Elida Cardenas, Kansas City Chronic Disease Coalition
Antonio Ramirez , Attorney at Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Sylvia Lazos, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
-Documents: 2003 Legislative Questions and Agenda for Missouri Latina/os

B. Parent Involvement in Education
Maria Jackson, LULAC National Educational Service Centers

C. Talking to Law Enforcement about Racial Profiling
Leigh Herbst, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha (Law Enforcement and Latinos: A Report Card)
Gary Maddox, Director, Law Enforcement Training Institute
- Document: Racial profiling hot spots in Missouri

D. Financial Security: Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN), Money Smart Program
Liz Kelderhouse, Community Affairs Officer, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-Kansas City Region
Kevin Shields, Community Affairs Specialist, Division of Supervision Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-Kansas City Region

E. Collaborative Learning Across Borders: Partnering Students, Faculty, and Community (presentation) (Also available: narrative)
Alice Kuehn, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia

F. Ensuring Meaningful Access for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Clients
Maria A. Smith, Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Senior Services
Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education
- Document: Final LEP regulations issued by the Department of Justice 

G. How to Become an Active Citizen
Leo Prieto, Central States Coordinator, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Genaro Ruiz, Economic Development Specialist, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
Ianthe Jackson, Communications Director, Office of United States Representative Kenny Hulshoff

H. Educating Latino Immigrants on Their Legal Rights and Obligations
Jamie Thompson, Consumer and Family Economics Specialist, University Outreach and Extension
Dee Al-Mohammed, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
- Documents: Missouri Laws,   Law Enforcement Flyer

I. Internet Communication: Bridging the Gap
Stephanie Goad, Project Coordinator and Web Editor, Missouri Multicultural Network; National Center for International Education, Missouri Southern State College
Domingo Martínez Castilla, Information Chair, 2003 Cambio de Colores

J. Improving Access to Social Services by Latinos
Maria E. Carpena, Health Program Representative II, Office of Minority Health, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Roberto Parra, CSAC II, Substance Abuse Counselor, Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

K. Helping Workers to Advocate for Their Rights
Judith Ancel, Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City Labor Studies; President, Cross Border Network (Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy)

L. Rent Smart: How to Acquire and Keep Affordable Housing
Marsha Alexander, Regional Environmental Design Specialist, University Outreach and Extension
Carole Bozworth, Regional Consumer and Family Economics Specialist,
University of Missouri Outreach and Extension

M. Developmental Disabilities: Resources for Individuals and Parents
Irene Martinez, Executive Director, Fiesta Educativa, Los Angeles, California
Jenny Hatfield-Reed, Parental Outreach Coordinator, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, UMKC Institute for Human Development
Olga Suro, Parental Advocate for Latinos with Developmental Disabilities, Los Angeles, California

N. Latino Immigrants and the Media: Covering the Whole Story
Peter Morello, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Department, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, Project Coordinator, New Americans Community Campaign

10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.      Setting Goals and Outcomes for 2004 (Summary)
Develop an agenda of specific, do-able actions that will be compiled into a “booklet”.  Establish a follow-up discussion/event that would utilize these actions, such as a mini-conference in September (the halfway point between the 2003 and 2004 conferences) and/or a Legislative Day.

Moderator:
Steve Jeanetta, Community Development State Specialist, University of Missouri Outreach & Extension

12:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Summing Up

Review the conference’s accomplishments and identify the challenges that lie ahead.

Dolores Arce-Kaptain, Co-Chair, 2003 Cambio de Colores
Sylvia Lazos, Co-Chair, 2003 Cambio de Colores

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.      Farewell and Invitation to the Cambio de Colores 2004 Conference

 Dr. William Chignoli, Ph.D., Director, La Clínica