Cambio de Colores — Latinos in the Heartland: Positive Steps Toward a Pluralist Society

Proceedings of the 2013 annual conference

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Cambio de Colores as a yearly event aims to strengthen the networks of community organizers, extension professionals, academics, and public and private-sector institutions focused on communities that are changing as a result of newcomer settlements, seeking to facilitate the integration of Latinos in the Midwest.

This publication includes abstracts, as well as selected papers, on some of the topics discussed during the 2013 Cambio de Colores conference. Also included is a list of participants.

Session summaries and abstracts

Change and integration

  • An ELL Binder - A Resource for the Mainstream Classroom Teacher
  • Mexican Immigrant Women: Identity, Body Image, and the Images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and La Malinche
  • Immigrant Gateways: An Empirical Examination of Primary and Secondary Destinations
  • Who am I?: An Autoethnographic Analysis of the Negotiation of Mexican American Identity
  • A Qualitative Exploration of Latino Immigrant Integration in Rural Midwestern Communities
  • Empowering Hispanic/Latino Families: Meeting Their Needs with a Holistic Approach From Nutrition to Higher Education and Community Leadership
  • Colorful Dialogue: Talking Towards Civic Engagement
  • Mobility and English Language Acquisition: Latino Immigrant Adjustment in the Great Plains
  • Measures of Subjective Well-being, Acculturation Strategies, Networks, and Perceptions of the Context of Reception of Latino and Latina Newcomers in Rural Communities of the Midwest
  • Community and the Context of Reception: A Comparative View of Community and Community Factors Affecting Community Integration
  • Where Does Integration Take Place? A View of Those Places That Facilitate and Discourage Community Integration Using Photovoice

Civil rights and political participation

  • Creating an Immigration Friendly Community in a New Destination Community: The Case of Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum, Illinois
  • Human Side of Immigration
  • Detention by any Other Name: A Comparative Analysis of the Detention Processes in Place to Deal with Immigrants in the Heartlands of the Russian Federation and the United States: Lessons Learned From Field Visit 1
  • Integrative Leadership in Rapidly Diversifying Rural Communities

Education

  • Bullying Prevention: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Environment
  • The Academic Adaptation of Children of Immigrants in New and Traditional Settlement States: The Role of Family, Schools, and Neighborhoods
  • How to Involve Minorities in Programming
  • Cultural Competency for Working in Agricultural and Extension Education
  • A Dream Deferred?: Advancement Rates of Latino Assistant Principals Into the Principalship
  • Improving the Lives of Children Through Healthy Relationship Education
  • Urban Youth Involved in Community Gardening
  • Understanding the Role of University Context on Academic Performance of Mexican American Undergraduate Males

Entrepreneurship and economic development

  • Latino Entrepreneurship in Three New Settlement Communities in the Midwest: A Comparative Study
  • Start-Up Experiences of Latino/a Business Owners in Lansing and Saginaw, Michigan
  • Developing Entrepreneurship Programs to Assist New Destination Latino Immigrants
  • Back to Nature: Native Flora for Wildlife and People; The Lincoln University Native Plants Program
  • Building Community with a Certified Kitchen, Farmers Market and a Community Garden: The Sprouts and Roots Program at Lincoln University
  • Financial and Community Capacity-Building among Beginning Latino Farmers and Ranchers in Missouri and Nebraska
  • Latino Social Innovators and Economic Entrepreneurs in Four Rural Communities of Iowa: Comparisons Using a Capitals Framework

Health

  • Getting Latinos Covered: The Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Examining the Health Literacy of Rural Latina Immigrant Mothers and Their Use of the Internet to Seek Health Information
  • Meanings and Strategies for Good Health: The Perspectives of Latina Immigrant Mothers in Rural Iowa
  • Immigration and Trauma: Coping and Resiliency Amongst Latina/o Immigrants
  • Health, Well-being, and Social Connectedness of Rural Hispanic/Latino Populations
  • Creating a Culturally Sensitive Intake Template for Latino/a Populations
  • Exploring Successful Aging among Foreign-born Latinos in the Context of Other Immigrant Groups in Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Dimensions of Acculturative Stress and Mexican American Emerging Adults' Prosocial Behaviors
  • Caring for Newcomer Patients: Provider Perspectives
  • Challenges in Accessing Health Care Services: Perspectives from Refugee and Immigrant Patients
  • Missouri Trends in Hispanic Health Disparities in the Last Decade
  • Salud de Nuestra Población: A Mixed Methods Strengths and Needs Assessment

Selected papers

  • Health, Well-being, and Social Connectedness of Rural Hispanic Populations
    Debra J. Bolton, Kansas State University
  • On Being a Mexican American: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Identity Construction
    Stephen Christ, University of Missouri
  • Dimensions of Acculturative Stress and Mexican American Emerging Adults' Prosocial Behaviors
    Alexandra N. Davis, Gustavo Carlo, and Cara Streit, University of Missouri
  • A Dream Attained or Deferred? Examination of Production, Placement, and Transition into the Principalship of Latina/o Educators in Texas
    Ed Fuller, Pennsylvania State University
    Emily R. Crawford, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Examining the Health Literacy of Rural Latina Immigrant Mothers and Their Use of the Internet to Seek Health Information
    Kimberly Greder and Kimberly Doudna, Iowa State University
  • Exploring Successful Aging Among Foreign-born Latinos and Other Immigrant Groups in Saint Louis, Missouri
    Jennifer Hale-Gallardo, Hisako Matsuo, and Lisa Willoughby, Saint Louis University
  • Start-Up Experiences of Latino Business Owners in Lansing and Saginaw, Michigan
    Rubén Martinez, Roger Calantone, and William Escalante, Michigan State University
  • Developing Entrepreneurship Programs to Assist New Destination Latino Immigrants
    Wayne Miller, Frank Farmer, Zola Moon, University of Arkansas
    Christina Abreo, St. Anna's Episcopal Church
    Stacey McCullough, University of Arkansas
  • Latino Youth Involved in Urban Community Gardening
    Sonia G. Morales Osegueda, Washington State University Extension
  • Back to Nature: Native Flora for Wildlife and People — The Lincoln University Native Plants Program
    Nadia E. Navarrete-Tindall, Sue Bartelette, and Amy Hempen, Lincoln University of Missouri Cooperative Extension
  • Building Community with a Farmers Market, Certified Kitchen and Community Garden: The Sprouts and Roots Program at Lincoln University
    Nadia E. Navarrete-Tindall, Mara Aruguete, Yvonne Matthews, Margaret Hopper,
    Veronica Taylor, Jeff Hargrove, and Robert Channer, Lincoln University of Missouri
  • Immigration and Trauma: Examining Coping and Resiliency Among Latina/o Immigrants
    Danielle Quintero, University of Missouri
    Oscar F. Rojas Perez, University of California, Irvine
  • Meanings and Strategies for Good Health: The Perspectives of Latina Immigrant Mothers in Rural Iowa
    Angelica Reina, Kimberly Greder, and Tania Lee, Iowa State University
  • Pathways to Community Leadership in Rapidly Diversifying Communities: Preliminary Results
    Tobias Spanier and Scott Chazdon, University of Minnesota Extension
    Ryan Allen and Amanda Hane,University of Minnesota

Topics

  • Immigration
  • Research
  • Best practices
  • Policy
  • Immigrants

Pages

  • 128