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LEAD Summit XI
Friday, September 30, 2022
Santos Manuel Student Union, CSUSB

Tentative program schedule: times may be subject to change.  Check back for updates.


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Program Detail

8:00 AM: Check-In / Live Music / Web Cast Live Interviews


Aaron M. Sanchez and Jeannette Sandoval

Marin Espino
Martin Espino

Luis Adrián Cruz
Luis Adrián Cruz


9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony

  • Color Guard Presentation / Pledge of Allegiance
  • Air Force Junior ROTC, West Covina High School
    Jesus Acuña-Perez, Capt. (ret) USAF, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, West Covina High School
    David R. Moroyoqui, MSgt (ret.) USAF, Aerospace Science Instructor, West Covina High School
  • National Anthem - Vicky Tafoya, Lead singer of Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat, Penrose Records
  • Himno Nacional Mexicano - Luis Adrián Cruz - Ganador Absoluto de La Voz Mexico 2017
  • Invocation - Very Rev. Msgr. Gerard M. Lopez, STL, Vicar General, Diocese of San Bernardino.
Color Guard
Air Force Junior ROTC, West Covina HS
Capt. Jesus Acuña-Perez (Ret)

Moroyoqui
David R. Moroyoqui, MSgt (ret.)

Vicky Tafoya

Vicky Tafoya

Luis Adrián Cruz
Luis Adrián Cruz

Monsignor Lopez
Very Rev. Msgr. Gerard M. Lopez, STL, Vicar General

 


9:15 AM: Procession (Performance Area) –“Honoring of the Movement Elders” / Procesión – “Honrando a los Mayores del Movimiento”

Welcome to the 11th year anniversary of our annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit - LEAD.  Our network is made up of the broad spectrum of researchers, teaching professionals and educators, 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 Chicano - Latinos.  Read more about this year's LEAD Procession.

Intercessors:
  • Makuil Ollin Ocelotl Aztec Dance Calpulli

Grand Marshals:

  • Cynthia Barajas, Brown Berets
    Historical Mexican / Mexican American / Chicano
    Community of Casa Blanca - Riverside, California
  • Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, Professor, Attorney, Activist
    and 2019 LEAD Summit Padrino de Honor

 

          

Makuil Ollin Ocelotl

Cynthia Barajas - Brown Berets Historical Mexican / Mexican American / Chicano Community of Casa Blanca - Riverside, California

Jose Angle Gutierrez - Professor, Attorney, Activist and 2019 LEAD Summit Padrino de Honor

 


9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks / Bienvenida

  • Dr. Jolene Koester (video message)
    Interim Chancellor, California State University System
  • Dr. Tomás D. Morales (video message)
    President, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dr. Robert J. Nava
    Vice President for Advancement & Executive Director for CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation,  California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dr. Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu
    Dean, College of Education, California State University, San Bernardino
Jolene Koester
Dr. Jolene Koester
Tomas Morales
Dr. Tomás D. Morales
Dr. Robert Nava
Dr. Robert J. Nava
Dr. Chinaka S. ​DomNwachukwu
Dr. Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu

10:00 AM: Featured Speaker - “The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry”*

  • Introduction / Moderator - Dr. Judy Rodriguez Watson, Senior Vice President of the J. R. Watson & Associates Development Corp., and 2011 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor
  • Featured Speaker: Cheech Marin, Actor, Director, Comedian, Author, and Chicano Art Collector

Cheech Marin's art collection to become nation's first Chicano museum

* Presentation made possible by the President's DEI Board which strives to host events and speakers that inspire campus dialogue and support the DEI Strategic Plan - https://www.csusb.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/events

Dr. Judy Rodriguez Watson

Dr. Judy Rodriguez Watson
Moderator

Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin
2022 LEAD Summit
Honorary Chair / Padrino de Honor


10:35 AM: Break / Un Cafecito & Vendor / Exhibits Fair

  • Live Entertainment  (Performance Area) - Luis Adrián Cruz - Ganador Absoluto de La Voz Mexico 2017
  • Coffee Provided

 

Luis Adrián Cruz
Luis Adrián Cruz


10:50 AM: Panel - “Movimiento y Compromiso: History, Goals and the 50 Years of Challenges and Accomplishments”

Mexican Americans have fought for rights, dignity, and cultural freedom for centuries; and the struggle has taken on many different forms over the various historical eras. The Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1950s, also known as the Mexican American and/or Chicano civil rights movement, or simply El Movimiento, is one of the least studied social movements of the U.S..  Principal social justice issues included discrimination and ethnic stereotyping, addressing asymmetrical power relations, segregation and unequal education, and voting and political rights. The goals encompassed a broad cross section such as restoration of land grants, to migrant agricultural and farm workers’ rights, to educational reforms, to self-determination, and to civic engagement and citizenship drives.

  • Introduction / Moderator - Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Co-Founder of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University-Long Beach, and President of the California-Mexico Studies Center
  • Luis C. Garza, La Raza Magazine Photographer and Curator of Autry Museum “La Raza” Exhibition
  • Dr. Silas Abrego - Member, Board of Trustees (2015-2021), The California State University

La Raza

           We will not be intimidated.

Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos

Dr. Silas Abrego 
Dr. Silas Abrego

Luis Garza
Luis C. Garza

11:30 AM: Panel –“Taking Back the Schools: the Educational Legacy of the East Los Angeles Walkouts”

In March 1968, Mexican-American students from five East Los Angeles high schools led the largest student protest in U.S. history. Students walked out of their classes to protest the unequal conditions and substandard quality of their education in Los Angeles Unified School District high schools. Within two weeks, more than 20,000 high school students in the city walked out of their high schools in support of the protesters. It was the first major mass protest against racism by Mexican-Americans. While the Mexican-American students who led, organized and carried out the protests, known as the East Los Angeles Walkouts or Chicano Blowouts, were primarily concerned with the quality of their education, they were also motivated by the high minority death toll in the Vietnam War and the ongoing civil rights campaigns of the Chicano Movement.

  • Introduction / Moderator - Alberto Juárez, Adjunct Professor, Political Science & Chicano Studies, Pasadena City College & LA Mission College
  • Paula Crisostomo, Retired Educator, and 1968 Lincoln High School Student
  • Rachael Ochoa Cervera, Retired Educator, and 1968 LA City College Student, Roosevelt High School Grad (Go Rough Riders)
  • Victoria Castro, Retired LAUSD Teacher, Principal and School Board Member, and 1968 Cal State LA Student

1968 East L.A. Walkouts

 

      

Alberto Juárez
Paula Crisostomo
Rachael Ochoa
Victoria Castro

12:10 PM: Buffet Lunch & Networking - Vendor / Exhibits Fair

Vicky Tafoya
Vicky Tafoya


12:45 PM: Panel – “In the Name of Cultural and Linguistic Pride: the Impact and Promises of Bilingualism, Bilingual Education & Title VII-BEA”

Conceivably the most misunderstood yet urgent issue affecting schools has been meeting the needs of students who are not yet proficient in the English language.  Amid the intersections and historical connections between the struggles against segregation, anti-immigrant racism, and the Chicano civil rights movement led to the passage of the Bilingual Education Act (BEA) of 1968.  “Bilingual education” refers to the use of two languages in education for different purposes. The BEA represented one of the most significant advances and educational reforms for the education of emergent bilingual students.

  • Introduction / Moderator - Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas, Professor & Chair, Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, San Diego State University, and Director of Transnational Educational Exchange and Intercultural Relations for LEAD Global Network
  • Dr. Barbara Flores, Professor Emerita, Department of Teacher Education & Foundations, College of Education, California State University-San Bernardino
  • Dr. Alberto M. Ochoa, Professor Emeritus, Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, San Diego State University
  • Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, Professor Emerita, Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, College of Education and Human Development, 2015 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor 

The History of Bilingual Education in Texas

          

 

Dr. Margarita Machado-Casas
Barbara Flores
Dr. Barbara Flores
Dr. Alberto M. Ochoa
Dr. Alberto M. Ochoa
Ellen Rojas
Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark

1:25 PM: Featured Speaker – “Social Justice at Home: the Chicano Moratorium and the Power of Protest”

The Chicano Moratorium, formally known as the National Chicano Moratorium Committee Against The Vietnam War, was a movement of Chicano anti-war activists that built a broad-based coalition of Mexican-American groups to organize opposition to the Vietnam War. Led by activists from local colleges and members of the Brown Berets, a group with roots in the high school student movement that staged walkouts in 1968, the coalition peaked with an August 29, 1970 march in East Los Angeles that drew 30,000 demonstrators. It was the largest demonstration during the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, the most significant civil rights and community empowerment movement by Mexican Americans in the country to that time, and helped lay the foundation for today’s Latino political power.

  • Introduction / Moderator - Rev. Richard Estrada, Justice Now Minister at The Historic Church of the Epiphany, and Former Associate Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels “La Placita” Church
  • Featured Speaker: Rosalío Urias Muñoz, Chicano Journalist and Activist

LATINOPIA HERO ROSALIO MUNOZ

          
(The National Chicano Moratorium Protest/March was held on August 29, 1970)

Rev. Richard Estrada
Rev. Richard Estrada
Rosalio Munoz
Rosalío Urias Muñoz, Chicano Journalist

2:00 PM: Break / Un Cafecito & Vendor / Exhibits Fair

  • Live Entertainment  (Performance Area) - Luis Adrián Cruz - Ganador Absoluto de La Voz Mexico 2017
  • LEAD Cake and Coffee Provided (Lobby)

 

Luis Adrián
Luis Adrián Cruz


2:10 PM: Capstone Presentation – “Moving Past the Nostalgia: From the Origins of El Plan de Santa Bárbara for Higher Education and Chicano Studies, Toward the Continuing Quest for Educational Equity”

The anniversaries of the historic events of the Chicano Movement should be remembered and commemorated, yet 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 2022 hope to move past the unvarying nostalgia.

We ask, as veteranos/elders 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?

  • Introduction / Moderator - Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Co-Founder of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University-Long Beach, and President of the California-Mexico Studies Center
  • Dr. Rita M. Cepeda - Chancellor Emeritus San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Dr. José B. Cuéllar (Dr. Loco), Musician, Anthropologist and, Professor Emeritus of  Latino Studies. San Francisco State University
  • Esther Alonso Gómez, doctoral candidate - National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Binational Academic Liaison and Dreamers Study Abroad Program research team - California-Mexico Studies Center

  • Isabel Medina Ruiz, doctoral candidate - National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Binational Academic Projects Coordinator and Dreamers Study Abroad Program research team - California-Mexico Studies Center

Latinopia EventPlan de Santa Barbara 50th Anniversary Conference 2019 at UCSBDreamers Study Abroad Program

El Plan de Santa Barbara   
(Chicano activists rally in front of Campbell Hall in a photo that now appears on the wall of North Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus.)

Prof. Armando Vazquez-Ramos
Rita Cepeda
Dr. Rita M. Cepeda
Dr. José B. Cuéllar (Dr. Loco)

Esther Alonzo Gomez
Esther Alonso Gómez

isabel_medina ruiz
Isabel Medina Ruiz


3:15 PM: Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgements / Despedida

* Sessions schedule subject to change.  Please check back to see the most up to date schedule of events.

Master of Ceremony (Stage)

  • Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. Professor of Education, and LEAD Executive Director, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. Enrique Murillo, Jr.
Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr.

Announcer (Expo & Lobby)

  • Prof. Elias Escamilla, Assistant Professor, Counselor, Vice President Faculty Association Mt. San Jacinto Community College
Elias Escamilla

Prof. Elias Escamilla