33rd Annual Conference

Cultural Awareness and Social Justice


Tucson, Arizona  —  February 16-19, 2022

AAPLAC 2022 welcomes us to Tucson for a hybrid event with a guest emphasis on Indigenous Initiatives, Pueblos Originarios, and Native Nation Initiatives. An invited keynote will speak on Indigenous Peoples Law, Policy and Human Rights; daily sessions will feature a variety of presentations and discussions, ample time for networking and serendipitous connection among a variety of scholars, educators, and NGO practitioners, as well as an optional Saturday excursion highlighting the cultural richness, past and present, of our Tucson surroundings. We are grateful to the University of Arizona College of Education and Office of Native American Initiatives for hosting!

The University of Arizona

Conference News

José Francisco Calí Tzay, Special Rapporteur, Keynote Speaker at AAPLAC 2022

José Francisco Calí Tzay, Special Rapporteur, Keynote Speaker at AAPLAC 2022

José Francisco Calí Tzay, Special Rapporteur United Nations Commission on Human Rights, will speak about the rights of indigenous peoples during a keynote address at AAPLAC 2022. Mr. Calí Tzay is Maya Kaqchikel from Guatemala, with experience in defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples, both in Guatemala and at the level of the United Nations and the OAS.

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Future Conferences

The Executive Board of AAPLAC seeks site proposals to host 2023 Annual Conference. 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.

University of Arizona COVID-19 Information

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Join us for this hybrid event hosted by the University of Arizona College of Education.

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