The University Record, October 16, 1995

U hosting regional Chicano studies conference this week

The U-M will host the National Association of Chicano Studies regional conference "RAZA in the Midwest: New Mapping for Pan-Latino Struggles" this Friday and Saturday in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the University's Latina/o Studies Program.

The two-day conference marks the second time in its 13-year history that the conference has been held in Michigan. The conference theme, note organizers, "reflects our interest in exploring the ways in which Chicano studies can be more responsive to changes within larger Latino communities." Issues facing those communities are those relating to gender, sexuality, nationality and identity, they say.

Organizers expect more than 200 participants from as far away as Texas and Arizona to attend.

A schedule of activities, free and open to the public and in the Michigan League unless otherwise noted, follows.Friday (Oct. 20)

8:30-9:30 a.m., breakfast, registration, second floor.

9:30 a.m., Welcome by Wayne Wolbert and Mercedes Rubio, conference theme and 10th anniversary of Latino Studies Program.

10 a.m.-noon, "Latino and Latina Scholars in the Midwest," plenary panel with Raouel Contreras, Indiana University Northwest; Frances Aparicio, associate professor of Spanish and of American culture; and Rosemary Aponte, Michigan State University, Hussey Rm.

Noon-1:20 p.m., lunch and Chicana Caucus meeting, cafeteria.

1:30-3 p.m., "Negotiating Identities," Gabriela Arrendondo, Feliciano Vera and Tom Romero, Hussey Rm.

1:30-3 p.m., "Teaching the Field: Issues of Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Latina/o Studies," Nancy Mirabel, Jeffrey Rangel and Renee Moreno, Kalamazoo Rm.

3:15-4:45 p.m., "The Positive Revolution," Daniel R. Osuna, Henderson Rm.,

3:15-4:45, "Performing Malinche," Irene S. Vasquez, Kalamazoo Rm.

3:15-4:45 p.m., roundtable discussion "What is Latino and Latina Studies?" Wilson Valentin, Rms 4 and 5.

5-7 p.m., dinner and student caucus meetings, cafeteria.

7-8:30 p.m., reception at Shaman Drum

9 p.m., film, Mi Familia, Auditorium A, Angell Hall. $2 fee at the door.Saturday (Oct. 21)

8-9 a.m., Lesbian-Gay caucus meeting, Rms 4 and 5.

8:30-9:20 a.m., registration, second floor.

9:30-11 a.m., undergraduate student panel on Summer Research Opportunity Program, Kalamazoo Rm.

9:30-1 a.m., migration panel, Sylvia Pedraza, Henderson Rm.

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., "Latino-Black/Mexican American-Native American Coalitions: Struggles and Politics," Margaret Villanueva, Robert Castro and Gumecindo Salas, Henderson Rm.

1-2:30 p.m., Keynote address, Christina Jose-Kampfner, Hussey Rm.

2:45-4:15 p.m., "Ideologies, Work and Differences," David Torres and Sarah Hernandez, Rms 4 and 5.

2:45-4:15 p.m., "Latinos in Michigan," Marcelo Siles and Caroline Guzman, Kalamazoo Rm.

2:45-4:15 p.m., "Is the Literary Canon Brown Enough?" Trinidad Sanchez, and "Culture and Youth, " Chuy Negrete, Henderson Rm.

4:30-6 p.m., business meeting, Henderson Rm.

7:30-9:30 p.m., poetry reading, Trinidad Sanchez, and performance, Chuy Negrete, Trotter House.

10 p.m., dance at Trotter House.