LEAD Summit X
Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santos Manuel Student Union
California State University, San Bernardino
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LEAD Week 2019
Monday 3/25: Catholic School Expo and Career Day IV - SMSU Events Center
Tuesday 3/26: IE Ethnic Studies II - SMSU Fourplex
Wednesday 3/27: Puente Student Leadership Forum IV - DoubleTree Hotel SB
Summit Prep & SetUp - SMSU Events Center
Hospitality VIP Dinner - DoubleTree Hotel SB
Thursday 3/28: LEAD Summit X - SMSU Events Center
Friday 3/29: Holiday Observed - No Activities Scheduled
Saturday 3/30: Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast VIII - SMSU Events Center
Su Voto es Su Voz: Everyone CountsOver the past decades, Latinos have emerged as the largest minority in the nation, with majority populations in many states and regions, and in some cases, the majority demographic among school-age children. In many ways, this is our moment as a major cultural influence on art, music, food, and so forth. Our workers, too, are the backbone of many sectors of the intertwining local, regional, state, national and global economies. Yet, the strength of our schools and communities, basically, “our place in the world”, is impossible to evaluate without focusing on the educational outcomes of Latino students.
Latinos continue to have some of the highest drop-out/push-out rates, score among the lowest on achievement tests, and have low college enrollment and graduation rates. Both Latino students and teachers have a high mobility rate, are located in racially segregated communities with high poverty rates, and attend schools with fewer resources, staffing, and programs.
Education is of economic imperative, and the Civil Rights issue of our generation; it’s a right not a privilege. For the U.S. to create a positive future it will require a Latino citizenry that more greatly participates in the American democratic process, and that is poised to shape the U.S. political landscape through voting and civic engagement.
As we represent a significant portion of this country's future strength, we must achieve a dramatic and powerful change in our communities, one that necessitates civic courage, social action, public service, and the creation of leadership opportunities.
Latinos have also been frustrated with decennial Census projections that historically underestimate the Latino population growth. The push to be accurately counted has always been high stakes because the size of ethnic minority populations directly affects the ability to allocate federal funding for public services and to influence the way Congressional and other voting districts are drawn.
Join us this coming March 2019 as we commit to enhance the intellectual, cultural and personal development of our community's educators, administrators, leaders, parents and students. Current and up-and-coming minority and social movements, and leaders will be highlighted, so as to broaden our right to think critically and participate in civil debate, i.e., to sustain democracy.
California State University, San Bernardino is pleased to announce the Annual LEAD Week (Latino Education and Advocacy Days).
- Are you ready to make a difference in the Latino community?
- Are you ready to connect with and be part of Latino educational leadership?
- Are you ready to find cross-sector solutions to improve the education and lives of all students?
- Raise Your Hand, Step In, and Get Involved!!!
- Latino Education is the economic imperative of our time, and the civil rights issue of our generation.
- Latino students disproportionately bear the crux of the educational crisis, and is where the greatest improvements and most fundamental changes must be fared.
Please join us for a week-long assembly, as we convene key stakeholders: teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, those sharing a common interest and commitment to educational issues that impact Latinos.
Conference Location: Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center (unless otherwise noted).
(Complimentary Parking Lot D Only)