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Latino/a Community Emancipation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Waterbury Campus
Room 333

This lecture presents an approach to leadership development among students, alumni, and faculty that incorporates three components:

(1) Sustained institutional commitment, support, and resources; (2) Creation of leadership opportunities, mentoring, and modeling; and (3) Leadership efforts that foster community emancipation.

This approach has been successfully employed for over 30 years in the Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Project at the University’s School of Social Work. Discussion of the components, with examples, and considerations for replication of the approach, and future research will be offered.

Antonia Cordero, D.S.W. is an Associate Professor and Chair of Puerto Rican/Latino/a Studies Project in the School of Social Work, West Hartford.

Antonia teaches courses in casework, micro foundation theory and practice, and Puerto Rican/Latino/a Studies. As a faculty member, she has presented nationally on “Culturally grounded diversity education in the United States: A cross-cultural teaching model”, and has worked extensively with Hispanic communities in Greater Hartford & Puerto Rico.

Lirio K. Negroni, Ph.D., LICSW is an Associate Professor in the Puerto Rican and Latino Social Work Studies Project at the University Of Connecticut School Of Social Work. She teaches and develops courses, recruits and mentors students of color, and is a field and academic advisor. Her international work experience has taken place in Mexico, Chile, and Jamaica.


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