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The Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) Conference planning committee has released the Call for Presentations for the 2016 conference. Share your knowledge and experiences today!

Call for Presentations

The Cambio Center has released a solidarity statement in support of students' efforts to address racism and other forms of oppression. Our next brown bag lunch (11/18/2015 at 11:30a in the Cambio Center) will focus on drawing lessons from our research to support improving our campus.

The October Newsletter announces the Conference title, welcomes a new faculty fellow, and has more news for you to use.

Fellow Dr. Stephen Christ was featured in the Academic Minute: Authenticity of Mexican Restaurants.

The September Newsletter has updates from Fellows, new Student Fellows, upcoming activities, and more.

The Cambio Center's Language Services Program is offering once a month opportunities to learn or improve your skills as an English/Spanish translator. The classes are free, 1.5 hours interactive trainings with real life, practical examples for hands-on experience. This semester dates are: Sept 28, Oct 26, and Nov 16 at 3:30pm. Sign up here.

Save The DateSave The Date: June 8-10, 2016
15th Annual Conference
Cambio de Colores / Change of Colors

Read the Review of the June 2015 Conference


The Cambio Center has recently updated its website. Please let us know what you think and if you have any troubles while navigating around! Contact the Cambio Center.

Mizzou's Latin@ Heritage Celebration calendar of events is available. This is a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15).

happy mainIllumination magazine explores change in Milan, Missouri, and the Cambio Center's contributions.

The nation’s metropolitan areas have long traditions of receiving immigrants, but it’s a new experience for Milan and other rural Midwestern towns, says MU’s Stephen Jeanetta, associate extension professor in rural sociology. Jeanetta ticks off a laundry list of challenges...

Alianzas highlights the Cambio de Colores conference in its newsletter.

2015 Conference: Shaping the Future: Leadership for Inclusive Communities

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The 2015 conference was an exciting gathering of practitioners, researchers, educators, community members, students, and other professionals from across the Midwest and the United States.This energetic annual meeting of people working on immigrant integration continues to grow and foster new ideas through the exchanges of research and best practices across many fields.

The Integration Project was featured in the Julian Samora Research Institute's Spring 2015 version of Nexo. The article, "Latino and Latina Immigrants in Rural Communities of the Midwest: The Role of Cultural Identity in Wellbeing and Job Satisfaction", starts on page 18, and was written by Corinne Valdivia, Lisa Flores, Stephen Jeanetta, and Domingo Martinez.

In early 2015, the Immigrant Integration & Sustainable Rural Development: Linking Receiving and Newcomer Communities project completed a survey of 240+ households that marked end of the four-year mixed methods research project in three rural Missouri communities. See some of the project's publications.

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