“From Silencing to Survivance: LatxinxEducation in Shifting Cultural Contexts”

November 7, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (already occurred)
Beneski Earth Sciences Building, Paino Lecture Hall
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Fueled significantly by a growing Latinx population, the racial/ethnic and linguistic texture of the United States continues to change. Despite their increased presence, Latinx students from K-12 through college continue to be underserved by schools. Foregrounding the oft-silenced perspectives of Latinx students, this presentation critically examines the challenges they face navigating educational institutions that rarely, if ever, affirm and more often ignore or malign their identities. It highlights students’ struggles for survivance—ways of recovering, bolstering and sustaining their cultural identities—and pursuit of equitable educational opportunities, concluding with empirically based strategies for improving the educational experiences and outcomes for Latinx students.

Contact Info

Trish Bachand
(413) 542-2193
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