(Victor Valley)– – With the third annual Cal State San Bernardino Latino Education and Advocacy Days summit nearly a week away, a live webcast is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, on education and leadership issues affecting Latinos.
The all-day LEAD conference, which will be held March 29 at Cal State San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Union, focuses on educational issues affecting Latinos at the national, regional and local levels. The free conference is sponsored by CSUSB’s College of Education.
The hour-long webcast, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. PDT, will be aired live and can be found at LatinoGraduate.net, said Enrique Murillo, founder and executive director of the LEAD project.
The webcast will be broken into four parts.
- Segment 1 – The plight of Latino education and the upcoming LEAD summit featuring a discussion with Murillo and Ernest Garcia, the retired dean of the CSUSB College of Education and the honorary chair of LEAD
· Segment 2 – An introduction to LEAD week and a discussion on ACR 137, a resolution introduced by California Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, that would declare the last week of March as a
statewide week of advocacy for Latino education. The discussion will feature Murillo and Juan M. Lopez, district director of Assemblywoman Carter’s office.
· Segment 3 – A discussion of the partnership of University of California Office of the President the Puente Project and the LEAD Advanced Leadership Institute to increase the number of disadvantaged students who
enroll in four-year universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders for future generations. The discussion will feature Ricardo Vargas, assistant director of UC Riverside Recruitment
and Evaluations Undergraduate Admissions; Cathy Martinez, training coordinator Mentoring, Puente Project/UC Office of the President; and Karolia Macias, staff adviser, the Puente Connection Club at UC Riverside.
· Segment 4 – A roundtable discussion on the Hispanic Serving Institutions with Nori Sogomonian-Mejia, of the HACU-Walmart Grant at San Bernardino Valley College; and Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director at
the University of La Verne and president of the Southern California Consortium of Hispanic Serving Institutions.