2015 Symposium

Puerto Rican Studies Association

3rd Biennial Symposium and Business Meeting

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

October 23, 2015

9:30 – 4:00

Puerto Rican Education and Social Justice: Promoting Transformative and Emancipatory Forms of Knowledge

This one day symposium seeks to explore the past and imagine a future where education moves beyond the reproduction of inequality and serves as a means to empower Puerto Ricans and other historically marginalized groups to further promote transformative and emancipatory forms of knowledge in practice in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It serves as precursor to the 12th Puerto Rican Biennial Conference to be held in October of 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The morning session will be devoted to national or regional issues, while the afternoon session will be more focused on the National Latino Education Research Agenda Project (NLERAP) in the Chicago Puerto Rican community. 

Location: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

3015 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois (773-486-8345)

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015


9:30 am Registration & Coffee

9:45 -10:00 Welcome   Drs. Arlene Torres, William Velez

10:00-11:30 Panel 1

“Puerto Rican Education in Chi’ town: Challenges, Prospects & Lessons on Coalition Building and Practice Nationally”

Dr. Aurora Chang (other panel speakers TBA)

11:45 -1:15 Lunch and PRSA Business Meeting

1:30 -3:00 Panel 2

National Latino Education Research Agenda Project (NLERAP)

Drs. Angela Valenzuela, Marvin Garcia, Rene Antrop-Gonzalez

3:00 – 4:00 Community Tour of Paseo Boricua

Registration Information:

As the Agenda is finalized we will notify the membership and registrants.

William Velez velez@uwm.edu

Rene Antrop-Gonzalez rene.antrop-gonzalez@metrostate.edu

ArleneTorres Arlene.torres@hunter.cuny.edu

Ricardo Gabriel rgabrielnyc@gmail.com

Aug 29, 2015, 3:08 PM