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Program At A Glance

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center

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

9:00 AM: Opening Ceremony

  • Invocation - Very Rev. Msgr. Gerard M. Lopez, STL, Vicar General, Diocese of San Bernardino, and His Excellency, The Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino
  • 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
  • National Anthem - Star Kafovalu-Wildes, Academic Advisor and Social Media Coordinator
    Advising & Academic Services, CSUSB

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

Intercessors:
  • Makuil Ollin Ocelotl

Grand Marshals:

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

9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks / Bienvenida

  • Dr. Timothy White (video message)
    Chancellor, California State University System
  • Dr. Tomás D. Morales (video message)
    President,  California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dr. Paz Olivérez
    Vice President for Student Affairs, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dr. Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu
    Dean, College of Education, California State University, San Bernardino

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

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

  • Live Entertainment  (Exhibit Lobby Stage) - Cuarteto de Cuerdas de Estudiantes de la Facultad de Bellas Artes, Con Sus Invitadas Espéciales, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
  • Coffee Provided

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

  • 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. Silas Abrego, Member, Board of Trustees (2015-2021), The California State University 
  • Luis C. Garza, La Raza Magazine Photographer and Curator of Autry Museum “La Raza” Exhibition

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

  • 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

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

  • Live Entertainment  (Exhibit Lobby Stage) - Cuarteto de Cuerdas de Estudiantes de la Facultad de Bellas Artes, Con Sus Invitadas Espéciales, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
  • Lunch Provided (Events Center - Rear)

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

  • 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 

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

  • 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

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

  • Live Entertainment  (Exhibit Lobby Stage) - Cuarteto de Cuerdas de Estudiantes de la Facultad de Bellas Artes, Con Sus Invitadas Espéciales, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
  • LEAD Cake and Coffee Provided

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”

  • 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
  • Maria Guadalupe Gallegos-Diaz, MSW, Director - Chicanx Latinx Academic Student Development Center, University of California-Berkeley
  • Dr. José B. Cuéllar (Dr. Loco), Musician, Anthropologist and, Professor Emeritus of  Latino Studies. San Francisco State University

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.