LEAD Summit X
Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santos Manuel Student Union
California State University, San Bernardino
Saturday 3/23: Binational Parent Leadership Institute II
Monday 3/25: Catholic School Expo and Career Day IV
Tuesday 3/26: IE Ethnic Studies II
Wednesday 3/27: Puente Student Leadership Forum IV
Thursday 3/28: LEAD Summit X
Friday 3/29: Holiday Observed
Su Voto es Su Voz: Everyone Counts+Over 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 put “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 dropout/pushout 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. As we represent a significant portion of this country's future strength, we must achieve a dramatic and powerful change in our communities.
Latinos have 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.
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.
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)