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LEAD Summit XI

LEAD Summit XI
Monday, March 29, 2021

LEAD Week March 27 -  April 3, 2021

Movimiento y Compromiso: 

"50 Years of Challenges, Accomplishments, and the Continuing Quest for Educational Equity"



8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santos Manuel Student Union
California State University, San Bernardino

2021 Official LEAD Summit Program

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Conferencia en la Universidad de Cal State San Bernardino

El secondo 29 de marzo se llevará a cabo la conferencia Latino Education and Advocacy Days, mejor conocida por su sigla en inglés como LEAD, que se traduciría como Día de Defensa de la Educación Latina. Esta actividad se desarrollará en el Centro de Estudiantes Manuel Santos, de la Universidad Estatal de California en San Bernardino (CSUSB)

El objetivo de la cumbre será promover y crear conciencia sobre la gravedad de la crisis que la educación latina enfrenta actualmente, y fortificar el desarrollo intelectual, cultural, y personal de los maestros, administradores, líderes y estudiantes de nuestras comunidades.

Todas las presentaciones se efectuarán en inglés, pero habrá intérpretes calificados de traducción simultánea a español disponible todo el día.

LEAD 2021

Event dates to be updated with 2021 dates.

  • Wednesday, March 18: Feria Educativa / Puente 9th-Grade Student Leadership Conference XVI - SMSU Events Center, morning & afternoon
  • Thursday March 19: Sin Fronteras: Ensuring Human Rights and Migration through Legal Representation and Social Entrepreneurship, VIA Immigration Project and Te Conecta Guatemala (@SMSU Events Center, afternoon)
  • Friday, March 20: ALFSS Winter Social Convivencia, Association of Latino Faculty, Staff, and Students - SMSU Events Center, afternoon & evening
  • Saturday, March 21: Binational Parent Leadership Institute III - SMSU Events Center, morning & afternoon
  • Monday, March 23: Catholic School Expo and Career Day IV - SMSU Events Center, morning & afternoon
  • Tuesday, March 24: IE Ethnic Studies III - SMSU Events Center, morning & afternoon
  • Wednesday, March 25: Puente Community College Student Leadership Forum V - DoubleTree Hotel-SB, morning & afternoon
  • Thursday, March 26: LEAD Summit XI - SMSU Events Center, morning & afternoon
  • Friday, March 27: Jovenes Comprometidos Youth Leadership Program XVI, Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Legal Center - TODEC Headquarters, morning & afternoon
  • Saturday, March 28: César E. Chávez Memorial Breakfast IX - SMSU Events Center, morning

Movimiento y Compromiso: 

"50 Years of Challenges, Accomplishments, and the Continuing Quest for Educational Equity"

The last several years, through the next, there are a number of 50-year commemorations of the foundational events that helped launch the historic civil and human rights struggles and movements of the 1960s and 1970s, included among them the Chicano Movement.

There were many legal actions and legislation, strikes (huelgas), civil rights protests, insurrections (levantamientos), mass rallies, and marches (marchas) on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border, too many to list here. Among the most notable could include the Los Angeles Walkouts as well as the numerous Blowouts throughout other parts of the U.S.; the Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City; El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan; El Plan de Santa Barbara and the creation of Chicano/a Studies; the Bilingual Education Act (BEA) of Title VII; and the initiation of student and young movement activist groups such as the Mexican American Youth Organization and the United Mexican American Students (later merged as MEChA), the Brown Berets, and La Raza Unida Party. There was also the Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War; the founding of the Chicano Press Association, Católicos por La Raza, and the Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional; and the notable victories among the National Farm Workers Association (later becoming the UFW). There was La Alianza Federal de Mercedes; organizations such as the Southwest Council of La Raza (later National Council of La Raza and now UnidosUS) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF); and the retooling of pre-movement organizations like MAPA, LULAC and the GI Forum.

The list goes on and on . . . and although the movements contemporaneous, many not unified in ideology or action. Albeit the various struggles for social justice and educational rights did not initiate in the 1960s, but in which ways was the Chicano Movement different from the responses and creative actions from previous generations? What were the primary processes, challenges, the social and political conditions and forces, the cultural eruptions, ideologies, conversations, and accomplishments?

Although the anniversaries of these historic events should be remembered and commemorated, and while they are of great educative value, what holds most true today is that the economic, social and political issues, and conditions with which the Chicano movements grappled 50 years ago have yet to be resolved. The intergenerational challenges remain, such as education, labor, indigeneity, civil, human and immigration rights abuses. Further, while it is tempting to stroll down memory lane and mire in the nostalgic and radical past of militancy and “war stories”, the thematic strands of LEAD 2020 hope to move past the unvarying nostalgia.

As veteranos of the movimiento, how to replace us (sooner rather than later)? How can succeeding generations, many who feel disconnected from these long-ago events, engage in the network of interlocking issues, equip their civic, educational, and advocacy competencies, and ultimately grab the baton and continue the struggle? How to mentor for community building, social justice, and educational equity? How to build commitment (compromiso)? Stated simply, how to learn from the past, discern the present, and quest toward the future?


Join Us

California State University, San Bernardino is pleased to announce the Annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD). 

  • Are you ready to make a difference in the Latino community?
  • Are you ready to connect with and be part of Latino educational leadership?
  • Are you ready to find cross-sector solutions to improve the education and lives of all students?
  • Raise Your Hand, Step In, and Get Involved!!!
  • Latino Education is the economic imperative of our time, and the civil rights issue of our generation.
  • Latino students disproportionately bear the crux of the educational crisis, and is where the greatest improvements and most fundamental changes must be fared.

Please join us for our annual assembly, as we convene key stakeholders: teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, those sharing a common interest and commitment to educational issues that impact Latinos.

Conference Location: Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center  (unless otherwise noted).
(Complimentary Parking Lot D Preferred)

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