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Wayne State University Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
~ Announces ~ Latino/a and Latin American Research Conference Saturday April 26, 2014 McGregor Conference Center Wayne State University Detroit MI, 48202

The 5th Annual La Academia del Pueblo

“El Movimiento 2.0: Youth, Identity, Empowerment
Call for Papers Deadline for Submission: February, 2014 The 5th Annual La Academia del Pueblo Latino/a and Latin American Studies Research Conference seeks to deliberately establish connections between the academy, engaged citizens and urban communities. This year’s theme is centered on “El Movimiento 2.0: Youth, Identity, Empowerment,” and invites participants to examine the activism and involvement of young people in the historical trajectory of social, political, and educational movements within a U.S. and Latin American region. The conference committee invites submissions of abstracts for poster board and panel presentations from junior and senior faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, community members conducting Latino/a and Latin American initiative research. The conference organizers are particularly interested in receiving proposals that link one or more of the themes from below: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Historical & Current Attacks on Ethnic Studies Latinization of the U.S. Community Engagement Latin American Immigration/Migration to U.S. Youth Self-Empowerment Illegalization/Criminalization of Latino/as Afro-Latino/as and Indigenous-Latino/as Identities Education: The Dream Act & DACA Media Representation of Latino/as Activism Youth & Public Policy Economic Development Language Rights Voting Drives: Latino/a Youth Political Empowerment Trade and Globalization Youth Movements & Labor Activism New Media & Latino/a Identities

Potential Questions to Consider: 1.  Is there a new Latino/a youth movement (“El Movimiento 2.0”)? If so, what is the face of El Movimiento 2.0 and what is its reform agenda? 2.  How is El Movimiento 2.0 linked to El Movimiento of the 1960s and 1970s? How does it differ? How does El Movimiento 2.0 further develop and build upon the legacy of previous movements? 3.  What are the economic, social, and political goals and objectives of El Movimiento 2.0? Have these goals been achieved? How do we know? 4.  How have women and LGBTQ communities influenced the economic, social and political issues that have been incorporated in El Movimiento 2.0? How does this compare to prior movements? 5.  How does a more diverse composition of Latino/as in the U.S. affect the causes embraced by El Movimiento 2.0? The 5th Annual La Academia del Pueblo Latino/a and Latin American Studies Research Conference will take place April 26, 2014, on the Wayne State University campus. We invite proposals from junior and senior faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, artists, filmmakers, and community members. Abstract Guidelines: Abstracts of 300 words should be sent to http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/cllas/LaAcademiadelPueblo and must be submitted by February 14, 2014. Submissions should include AV equipment requests, and special needs, if any. Proposals will be reviewed by the academic selection committee and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by February 28, 2014. For more information contact: Tamara Serrano Chandler at 313-577-4378 or email at tamaraserrano@wayne.edu

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