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Program At A Glance

Friday, September 30, 2022

Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center

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

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

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
  • 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

9:15 AM: Procession (Performance Stage) – “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
  • Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, 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. Robert Nava
    Vice President for Advancement & Executive Director for CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation,  California State University, San Bernardino

  • Dr. Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu
    Dean, James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson 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

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

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

  • Live Entertainment  (Performance Stage) - Luis Adrián Cruz - Ganador Absoluto de La Voz Mexico 2017
  • 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 (Events Center Stage) - Saludo Artistico featuring Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat
  • 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  (Performance Stage) - Luis Adrián Cruz - Ganador Absoluto de La Voz Mexico 2017
  • 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
  • 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

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.