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Friday, June 14
 

9:00am MDT

El Movimiento Sigue: A Statewide Panel on the Chicanx Movement
This panel will be a discussion of the past, present, and future of the Chicanx Movement with key activists from across Colorado whose involvement spans decades. Panelists from a multitude of perspectives will discuss the impact of the movement in the 70s and 80s and how it continues to play a role in our lives now and in the future.

This session will be followed by a Children of the Chicanx Movement breakout session later in the conference.


Speakers
avatar for Juan Espinosa

Juan Espinosa

In his five decade career, Juan Espinosa helped found two independent Chicano newspapers, became a reporter, editor and columnist for The Pueblo Chieftain, and taught Chicano studies part-time for 14 years at the high school and college levels. His photography of the Chicano Movement... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Priscilla Falcon

Dr. Priscilla Falcon

Dr. Priscilla Falcon’s family roots are in northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado which has a been a crucible of struggle over centuries. Priscilla became an early member of the United Mexican American Students, UMAS where she joined others in advocating educational opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Dario Madrid

Dario Madrid

Dario Madrid is a longtime activist in Pueblo and a founder of La Gente Por La Raza. He has been involved in the safety of pedestrian crossings and the betterment of the local educational system. He was also instrumental in the United Mexican American Students organization at the... Read More →
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Shirley Romero Otero

Shirley Romero Otero, is the proud mother of four and grandmother of two. She began her Chicana activism in 1977 as the co-founder of the Land Rights Council, in Chama, CO. LRC is an organization dedicated to regaining the “historical use rights” for the heirs of the Sangre de... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Romero

Ricardo Romero

Ricardo Romero is an 11th generation Chicano with roots in Mora, New Mexico and southern Colorado. In the 1960’s he was one of the founding members of both the Crusade for Justice and Escuela Tlatelolco and served as the National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington... Read More →
avatar for Rita Martinez

Rita Martinez

Rita Martinez is a long time Chicana activist in the Chicano, Mexicano and Indio communities. She began her social justice work of 43 years joining the staff of La Cucaracha newspaper as she became involved with police brutality issues. Martinez has been an advocate for students and... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
Ballroom (Main Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA

5:00pm MDT

A People’s History of Colorado
The Romero Theater Troupe is an all-volunteer community organic theater collective consisting of dozens of activists, educators, students, assorted troublemakers, and other non-actors. Our mission is to use the stage to preserve important and unknown human rights history and to highlight the work of present day activists. We believe that theater embeds stories into the oral tradition of communities, into the collective consciousness, contributing in important ways to social change.

The Romero Theater Troupe will also be screening their documentary Unbound: The Story of the Romero Theater Troupe as a breakout session during the conference.


Speakers
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Romero Theater Troupe

Romero Theater Troupe
The Romero Theater Troupe is an all-volunteer community organic theater collective consisting of dozens of activists, educators, students, assorted troublemakers, and other non-actors. Our mission is to use the stage to preserve important and unknown human rights history and to highlight... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Ballroom (Main Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA
 
Saturday, June 15
 

10:45am MDT

Attaining Educational Equity through Community Schools
This panel will discuss the push and need for educational equity for historically underserved students. The public schools of today are a symptom of an unfair system that is failing to fulfill the promise of providing a gateway to a strong democracy and racial and economic justice. We will delve into the Community Schools Model and how its implementation has the potential to rectify many of the systemic issues plaguing our public schools.

This panel will be followed by a breakout session for those who wish to continue discussing the Community Schools Model in a smaller group.


Speakers
avatar for Chloe Chigro

Chloe Chigro

My name is Chloe Chigro! I am 17 years old and a student at Centennial High School. I am active part of my community by volunteering at the El Pueblo History Museum. In the past, I volunteered at the Rawlings Library, the Southern Colorado Labor Council, and Pueblo Indivisible. I... Read More →
avatar for Robert Donovan

Robert Donovan

Robert Donovan is an educator in Pueblo City Schools, and for the last 6 years he has worked on the East Side of town as a social studies teacher at Risley International Academy of Innovation. In addition to teaching, Robert is a passionate advocate of Community Schools. Through a... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Velia Rincon

Dr. Velia Rincon

Dr. Velia Rincon is a first generation Chicana born in Guymon, Oklahoma and raised in Fruita, Colorado. Her parents were born in Chihuahua, Mexico and began their life in the United States from humble beginnings as fieldworkers. In 2000, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree... Read More →
avatar for Esperanza Saucedo

Esperanza Saucedo

Esperanza Saucedo is a proud mother of 5 children and currently involved with the Pueblo Education Coalition to bring the Community Schools model to our city. For the last four years, Esperanza has worked with the Migrant Education Program and currently serves as the president of... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Serrette

Kyle Serrette

senior policy analyst, National Education Association (NEA)
Kyle Serrette is a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association (NEA). He works with NEA affiliates and allies to form education coalitions, develop campaign strategies, deepen NEA affiliate and ally understanding of key school improvement policies, and helps coordinate... Read More →
avatar for Denise Torrez

Denise Torrez

Denise Torrez is a native Puebloan who has been teaching in Pueblo City Schools for 28 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado State University-Pueblo, a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Adams State College, and Principal’s Licensure... Read More →


Saturday June 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Ballroom (Main Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA

3:15pm MDT

Everything We Do Is Interconnected: Tewa Women United
TWU believes in strengthening and re-strengthening beloved families and communities to end violence against women, girls, and Mother Earth. The mission of TWU is to provide brave, safe spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength, and skills they possess to become positive forces for transformative change in their families and communities. www.tewawomenunited.org

Speakers
avatar for Beata Tsosie-Peña

Beata Tsosie-Peña

Tewa Women United
Beata Tsosie-Peña is from Santa Clara Pueblo and El Rito, NM. She is a mother, poet, seed saver, and is certified in Infant Massage, as a Developmental Specialist, an Educator, and in Indigenous Sustainable Design (permaculture). She is also a Green For All Fellow and has served... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Sanchez

Kathy Sanchez

Tewa Women United
Kathy Sanchez is a founder of Tewa Women United and of the Gathering for Mother Earth. She has engaged in protecting indigenous and is active in anti violence efforts, challenging both interpersonal violence and military, state violence. She is an educator, artist, and community based... Read More →


Saturday June 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm MDT
Ballroom (Main Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA