Cambio de Colores
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. The conference has five major areas: 1. Change and Well-being, which addresses topics of economic, social and political change, and its effect on well-being. 2. Youth, Family and Community, focusing on issues of family and youth welfare and community development as newcomer families integrate into the communities where they settle. 3. Civil Rights, which addresses a broad set of topics, from racial profiling at the state and community levels, federal immigration policy and the perspectives of the state, and basic issues such as knowing your rights. 4. Health, which includes both mental and physical health issues such as access to services, cultural competencies, disparities, and provision of services. 5. Education, which spans early childhood to higher education, addressing access to education, approaches and best practices, as well as cultural competencies.