Latino Issues Conference focuses on immigration

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Dr. Katia Paz Goldfarb of Montclair State University will give the keynote speech at Bowling Green State University's 13th annual Latino Issues Conference Thursday
(April 12). The theme of the all-day conference in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union is “Transnational Survival in America: Perspectives on Latino Immigration.”  

Goldfarb, an associate professor and chair of family and child studies in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State, is one of the first Latina chairpersons in the human development and families field in the United States. She is also the chair of the Ethnic Minorities section of the National Council on Family Relations. Her research and publications have addressed an array of topics with a focus on the relationships between Latino immigrant families, family dynamics, sustainability, family-school relationships, teacher education, and communities.

The conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will include presentations by guest speakers and BGSU graduate students, in sessions on such topics as Immigration, Latino Families, Schools and Communities; and Labor, Home and Educational Environments.

A Latino cuisine buffet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. is $8; reservations can be made by calling 419-372-2642. Sponsors are the Center for Multicultural and Academic Initiatives, the College of Education and Human Development, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the BGSU Human Relations Commission.

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(Posted April 09, 2007 )