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Summit Program

LEAD Summit IX
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Santos Manuel Student Union, CSUSB

Program At A Glance

8:00 AM: Check-In / Live Music

  • Continental Breakfast – Distribution of Packets – Optional Course Credit Registration
  • Live Entertainment - Rosa Martha Zárate Macias

9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony

  • Color Guard Presentation – Air Force Junior ROTC, West Covina High School
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Chief Nina Jamsen, California State University Police
  • National Anthem - Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro
  • Invocation - Sister Pesio Iosefo, SMSM, Diocese of San Bernardino

9:10 AM: Welcome Remarks / Bienvenida

  • President Tomás D. Morales
  • Dean Jay Fiene
  • Honorary Chairpersons / Madrinas - Gloria Macías Harrison (video) and Marta Macías Brown

9:50 AM: Panel - Latina Pathways in P-20 Systems & Beyond: Answering the Call

10:35 AM: Break / Un Cafecito & Live Performance - Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

10:50 AM: Featured Speakers - Mia & Paris St. John - (Saber es Poder)

11:35 AM: Speaker - Maya I. Arce - (Victory in Arizona)

12:00 PM: Buffet Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM: Featured Speaker - Hermila "Mily" Treviño-Sauceda - (Campesinas and Global Human Rights)

1:15 PM: Panel - Latina College Administrators: Triumphs and Challenges….Leaving a Legacy

2:00 PM: Break / Un Cafecito & Live Performance - Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

2:15 PM: Capstone Presentation -  VIVA LA MUJER: Nosotras Las Madrinas

3:15 PM: Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements / Despedida

* Sessions schedule subject to change.  Please check back to see the most up to date schedule of events.


Program Detail


8:00 AM: Check-In - Live Music

  • Continental Breakfast, Distribution of Packets and Optional Course Credit Registration
  • Live Entertainment - Rosa Martha Zárate Macias

Musicians are not strangers to the cause for social justice, human & civil rights, and musician, educator, and community organizer Rosa Martha Zárate Macias is a heroic example. She is an outspoken activist in the struggles of farmworkers, indigenous peoples, and women in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, including the social movement led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. She works with Latin American immigrants and migrant worker populations as an advocate for economic, social, and political rights.

Originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, this singer and composer first migrated to the United States in 1968. It is in the United States that she has successfully combined her rich musical talent with courageous leadership in championing the rights of the Mexican and Latino community in this country. In 1985 she was the cofounder of Libreria del Pueblo, Inc., and from 1990 – 1993 she acted as cofounder of Calpulli, both organizations that promote and develop programs to help the poor. 

Rosa Martha Zarate

Rosa Martha Zárate Macias


9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony

  • Color Guard Presentation 
    Air Force Junior ROTC, West Covina High School
    Under the command of Jesus Acuña-Perez, Capt. (ret) USAF, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, West Covina High School
  • Pledge of Allegiance
    Chief Nina Jamsen, California State University Police
  • National Anthem
    Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro
  • Invocation
    Sister Pesio Iosefo, SMSM
    Campus Ministry
    California State University, San Bernardino
    Diocese of San Bernardino

Lady Color Guard

Air Force Junior ROTC, West Covina High School

Capt. Jesus Acuña-Perez

Chief Nina Jamsen

Chief Nina Jamsen

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Sister

Sister Pesio Iosefo, SMSM, Diocese of San Bernardino


9:10 AM: Welcome Remarks / Bienvenida

  • Dr. Tomás D. Morales
    President 
    California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dr. Jay Fiene 
  • Dean, College of Education 
    California State University, San Bernardino
  • Gloria Macías Harrison
    Honorary Chair - Madrina de Honor
    Video Message
  • Marta Macías Brown
    Honorary Chair - Madrina de Honor

Tomas Morales

Dr. Tomás D. Morales

Dr. Jay Fiene Dean, College of Education

Dr. Jay Fiene

Gloria Macias Harrison

Gloria Macías Harrison
2018 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Marta Macias Brown

Marta Macías Brown
2018 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor


9:50 AM: Panel - Latina Pathways in P-20 Systems & Beyond: Answering the Call

This panel will discuss the state of Latinas in education, including the challenges and opportunities for engaging and supporting Chicanas/Latinas across the P-20 education continuum and beyond. Within the broader Chicano/Latinx student group, Latinas comprise a greater proportion pursuing undergraduate degrees in the United States. Yet, Latinas still face challenges throughout the public education continuum, particularly in Postsecondary Contexts. 

This intergenerational panel will present a broad perspective of how the Latinx community may thrive across P-20 pathways by offering a more nuanced understanding of select elements that contribute to success, resilience, determination and an unwavering commitment to the Latinx comunidad. 

Besides an overview of the State of Chicana/Latina Progress in P-20 Systems & Beyond, panelists will cover the Role of Mentorship and Programs in Undergraduate Success, the Plight of First Generation Latinas in Postsecondary Contexts, and Moving Beyond Full—Scholarship, Mentorship & Legacy Building

Panel Chair:

  • Dr. Frances Contreras, Associate Vice Chancellor, Associate Professor - Education Studies, UC San Diego

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jeannett Castellanos, Director - Social Sciences Academic Resource Center, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Technology, CSUSB
  • Dr. Julie López Figueroa, Professor, Ethnic Studies, Program Director - Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, CSU Sacramento

Frances Contreras

Dr. Frances Contreras

Dr. Jeanette Castellanos

Dr. Jeannett Castellanos

Dr. Julie Lopez Figueroa

Dr. Julie López Figueroa

Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil

10:35 AM: Break /  Un Cafecito & Live Performance

  • Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

10:50 AM: Featured Speakers - Mia St. John & Paris St. John - (Saber es Poder)

Mia (Rosales) St. John is a first-generation U.S. born Latina (San Francisco, CA), model, businesswoman, and 5-time World and International Boxing Champion. Her fighting career started at the age of six, competing in Tae Kwon Do, and subsequently earning a black belt.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University - Northridge in June 1994.

Paris Nicole St. John (youngest daughter) is a singer, songwriter, and model, and graduated in 2014 from Santa Monica College. From a young age, Paris felt that her differences in culture, ethnicity, appearance, socioeconomic status, interests, personality, and mental health conditions made her inadequate, unworthy, unlovable, and “crazy”. Only to find out after years of seeking outside approval, failing to follow her dreams, and being a victim to depression and anxiety, that there was RELIEVING, EMPOWERING, and FREEING, yet well-kept news to be discovered: Worthiness, love, and acceptance cannot be earned or granted, only realized from within as one’s own birthright.

Introduction / Moderator:

  • Audrey Baca, Educational Consultant, Doctoral Candidate - Cohort 10, Educational Leadership Program, CSUSB

Featured Speakers:

  • Mia St. John, Model, Business Woman, 5-time World and International Boxing Champion
  • Paris St. John, Singer, Songwriter, and Model

Audrey Baca

Audrey Baca

Mia St. John

Mia St. John

Paris St. John

Paris St. John

11:35 AM: Speaker - Maya I. Arce - (Victory in Arizona)

Maya Arce, a sophomore student at the University of Arizona majoring in computer science and a Mariachi performer since the age of 7, was a plaintiff in Arce v. Huppenthal/Douglas case in the U.S. District Court (District of Arizona) and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States which helped lead the successful constitutional challenge to Arizona’s anti-Mexican American Studies law. 

While being denied the opportunity to take Mexican American Studies courses while in high school because of the State of Arizona’s elimination of the program, Maya nonetheless, in the tradition of strong Chicana educational advocates, chose to be a plaintiff in this precedent setting case. Being intimately involved in this case since 2010, Maya had remained steadfast in her convictions that studying Chicana/o history and culture is a basic human right, testifying in U.S. District Court in June 2017, “I believe in standing up for what I think is right, and I believe that I am a voice for those who otherwise may not be heard, for my ancestors, for my community members and for generations to come.” 

Arizona’s anti-Mexican American Studies law was found to be unconstitutional in August of 2017 and in violation of Mexican Americans' First Amendment and Equal Protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment by the Honorable Wallace A. Tashima Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, who noted that the State of Arizona acted with “discriminatory racial animus.” 

The U.S. District Court of Northern California recently cited Arce v. Huppenthal/Douglas to allow students to move forward in their Equal Protection challenge to the current administration's attempts to end the federal DACA program.

Introduction / Moderator:

  • Aurora Vilchis, Early Start & Coyote First Step Coordinator - Office of Undergraduate Studies, Doctoral Candidate - Cohort 10, Educational Leadership Program, CSUSB

Speaker:

  • Maya I. Arce, Sophmore - University of Arizona, Mariachi Performer, Plaintiff in Arce v. Huppenthal/Douglas

Aurora Vilchis

Aurora Vilchis

Maya I. Arce

Maya I. Arce


12:00 PM: Buffet Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM: Featured Speaker - Hermila "Mily" Treviño-Sauceda (Campesinas and Global Human Rights)

Mily Treviño-Sauceda is Vice-President and Co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc., a national farmworker women’s alliance representing 15 farmworker organizations and groups. She sits on numerous state and national boards, state and national advisory councils and task forces representing Latinas, the farmworker community & immigrant women in general on health, violence against women, labor & women rights, education, environmental and gender issues.

She is an advisory MAPA member to National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Since 2015, Mily is a (NEJAC) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Member to EPA. She also sits on the boards of California Latina for Reproductive Justice and the Rural Coalition. She consults for and with various statewide and national organizations that focus on social, environmental, worker justice, reproductive justice, and violence against women issues. She also provides technical assistance and capacity building to farmers that are socially disadvantaged like Pequeños Agricultores de California –and the National Hmong American Farmers to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers members are trained in business and labor regulations.

In 2018, she is joining the fourth Cohort of the Movement to End Violence under Novo Foundation. She has received numerous awards, including “100 Heroines of the World” in 1998; Sister of Fire Award in 2003; the Ford Foundation & NYU award “Leadership for a Changing World” in 2004.  She was recognized twice in 2006, by People Magazine. She was honored by Líderes Campesinas in California for her 30+ year’s distinguished leadership in 2009, the EEOC Community Service Award in 2011, the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award, March, 2015; and honored by Farmworker Justice in Oct 2015; she was honored by Latino Justice, PRLDEF, as a Latina Justice Leader, on Latina History Month, June, 2016. On October 15, 2016, she was recognized by the World Women Summit Foundation (WWSF) as one of nine laureates given the Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life; and many more recognitions.

Introduction / Moderator:

  • Frances Valdovinos, Student Academic Advisor, UC Riverside, Doctoral Candidate - Cohort 11, Educational Leadership Program, CSUSB

Featured Speaker: 

  • Hermila "Mily" Treviño-Sauceda, Vice-President and Co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc.

Frances Valdovinos

Frances Valdovinos

Hermila "Mily" Treviño-Sauceda

Hermila "Mily" Treviño-Sauceda

1:15 PM: Panel - Latina College Administrators: Triumphs and Challenges….Leaving a Legacy

In the United States, not only the overall growth within the Latino population, but especially increased student attendance/presence on campuses of higher education has led to an increased prevalence of social inequities. There is very few Latino representation overall within executive leadership positions in higher education, and more so, the representation of Latina (women) executives at either community colleges or four-year universities is dismal.  Of those Latina executives, most serve at community colleges instead of four-year universities.

Those Latinas who serve in executive positions have attained a wealth of knowledge through their experiences in leading complex institutions. It is extremely important to learn how Latinas describe their experiences and challenges while providing hope to the students they serve and within their communities.

In this session, our panelists will highlight these challenges and opportunities with regional issues at their institutions, in addition to what role race, ethnicity and gender play in our ever-changing educational and political environment.

Panel Chair:

  • Diana Z. Rodriguez, President - San Bernardino Valley College

Panelists:

  • Nohemy Ornelas, Assoc. Superintendent/Vice President – Allan Hancock College, and Doctoral Candidate - Educational Leadership Program, Fresno State
  • Dr. Cynthia Olivo, Vice President, Student Services – Pasadena Community College
  • Dr. Rita Cepeda, Chancellor Emeritus, San José/Evergreen Community College District
  • Olivia Rosas, Associate Vice President of Student Success and Educational Equity - Student Affairs, and Doctoral Candidate - Cohort 9, Educational Leadership Program, CSUSB

 

Diana Rodriguez

Diana Z. Rodriguez

Nohemy Ornelas

Dr. Cynthia Olivo

Dr. Cynthia Olivo

Dr. Rita Cepeda

Dr. Rita Cepeda

Olivia Rosas

Olivia Rosas

2:00 PM: Break / Un Cafecito & Live Performance

  • Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro

Evangelina Y Su Trompeta De Oro


2:15 PM: Capstone Presentation -  VIVA LA MUJER: Nosotras Las Madrinas

Introduction / Moderator:

  • Patricia Aguilera, Student Services Professional IV - Federal Work-Study, CA DREAM Grant & Loan Coordinator, CSUSB Financial Aid and Scholarships

Panelists:

  • Sylvia Mendez, 2010 Inaugural LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor
  • Dr. Judy Rodriguez Watson, 2011 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor
  • Trini Gomez, 2011 Inaugural Feria Educativa Madrina de Honor
  • Hon. Josie Gonzales, 2013 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor 
  • Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, 2015 Inaugural Global LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor
  • Lilian Esther Hernandez, 2015 Feria Educativa Madrina de Honor
  • Hon. Eloise Gomez Reyes, 2017 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor
  • Marta Macías Brown, 2018 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor

Latina girls and women make up 1 in 5 females in the United States, and by 2060 are predicted to form nearly 1/3 of the total female population.  As a fast-growing and influential constituency, Latinas have made significant strides and progress in a number of areas. Yet progress has been extremely slow and there is a long way to go to fully close gender, class, educational, and racial/ethnic disparities.

Latinas are incredibly entrepreneurial, as the number and rate of Latina-owned businesses has increased eight times that of men-owned businesses...yet, remain significantly underrepresented, especially among the Fortune 500 companies. In terms of economic (in)security, the disparities are leaving a growing portion still more likely to live in poverty and as single heads of households, still earning less in the labor market (earning less than 60 cents for every dollar a white man earns for the same job).
For decades too, Latinas have been more likely to lack health coverage among America’s uninsured, and still have the least access to health care of any group of women. In terms of civic and political leadership, Latinas have a rich history of leadership in our communities, but remain underrepresented in all levels of government.  

As a group, Latina females start school significantly behind other females, and without proper support and intervention are never able to completely catch up to their peers. Latinas graduate from high school at lower rates than any major subgroup, and are also the least likely of all women to obtain and complete a college degree.

This Capstone Presentation will be offered by past and current LEAD Events Honorary Chairpersons, all strong advocates/activists themselves, who have made significant contributions to our community.  Affectionately known as Madrinas de Honor, the distinguished panelists of Mujeres will draw from decades of their personal and professional lives to discuss and shed light on their role, actions, and journey; working, empowering, and struggling toward social and economic justice, diversity/equity, educational/labor equality, civic/political/human rights, and societal change.

Ms. Patricia Aguilera

Ms. Patricia Aguilera
Moderator

Sylvia Mendez

Ms. Sylvia Mendez
2010 Inaugural LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Judy Rodriguez Watson

Dr. Judy Rodriguez
2011 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Ms. Trini Gomez

Ms. Trini Gomez
2011 Inaugural Feria Educativa
Madrina de Honor

Honorable Josie Gonzales

Hon. Josie Gonzales
2013 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark

Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark
2015 Inaugural Global LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Lilian Esther Hernandez

Ms. Lillian Esther Hernandez
2015 Feria Educativa
Madrina de Honor

Eloise Reyes

Hon. Eliose Gomez Reyes
2017 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

Marta Macias Brown

Marta Macías Brown
2018 LEAD Summit
Madrina de Honor

3:15 PM: Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements / Despedida



Master of Ceremony

  • Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. Professor of Education, and LEAD Executive Director, California State University, San Bernardino

Dr. Enrique Murillo

Dr. Enrique Murillo

Announcer

  • Prof. Elias Escamilla - (Exhibits & Vendor Hall)
    Assistant Professor, Counselor
    Vice President Faculty Association
    Mt. San Jacinto Community College

 

Elias Escamilla

Prof. Elias Escamilla