32nd Annual Conference

Cultural Awareness and Social Justice


Two Parts in Two Places:

  • Virtual: Prelude to Tucson  —  February 18-19, 2021
  • Tucson, Arizona  —  October 27-30, 2021

The Association has designed 2021 gatherings to accommodate the likelihood of curtailed travel early in the year and to promote the collaboration, exchange, and local immersion experiences for which the annual conference is known. February and October will feature presentations and discussion in Spanish and English and developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Education.

Annual Conference

Tucson, Arizona • October 27-30, 2021

October welcomes us to Tucson with a guest emphasis on Indigenous and Native Nation Initiatives, a variety of participant presentations and discussions on the conference themes, and a cultural excursion.

Submission deadline: July 9, 2021

Prelude to Tucson

February 18-19, 2021

Our free virtual Prelude to Tucson featured two guest roundtables, video and image galleries, and two days of interaction.

Conference News

Video and Image Gallery

Video and Image Gallery

We have selected the work of 39 artists and videographers for presentation on our website, and we welcome you to view, engage, comment and exchange ideas on all you find in our Video and Image Gallery.

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Future Conferences

The Executive Board of AAPLAC seeks site proposals to host the 33rd Annual Conference in 2022. The conference will preferably take place in Latin America or the Caribbean, though proposals for alternate locations may be considered. Please contact AAPLAC President Stephanie Athey with any questions or to submit your site proposal.

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