2021 Prelude to Tucson Program

Cultural Awareness and Social Justice

Virtual

February 18-19, 2021

Conference Activities and Sessions


The free virtual Prelude to Tucson featured two guest roundtables, video and image galleries, and two days of interaction on February 18 and 19, 2021. Learn more about our speakers.

*All times are shown in US Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is one hour behind Mexico City/Central Standard Time (CST) and two hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Thursday, February 18
Video and Image Galleries
Asynchronous galleries open to all participants are organized by subject and allow for video and text responses (see also Social Circle on Thursday).
1:00-3:00 PM MST*Guest Roundtable: Transnational and Migrant Educational Journeys
(in Spanish and English)

This roundtable explores the educational realities for transnational and migrant students on the US/Mexico border. Drawing on examples across the educational spectrum from early childhood to higher education, members of this roundtable include students who cross the border each day to attend school and researchers from the US and Mexico.

Welcome: Stephanie Athey, AAPLAC President; Dr. Darold Joseph, Northern Arizona University; and Rafael Barceló Durazo, Consul of Mexico in Tucson
Moderator: Dr. Etta Kralovec
Guests: Dr. Iliana Reyes, Dr. Gloria Ciria Valdez Gardea, Vannessa Falcón Orta, Dr. Martha Gutiérrez Román, Teresa Acevedo, Celena Martinez



4:00-4:45 PM MST*Concert: Music to Repair our Social Tissue



Testimony and performance by music educator Carlos Garcia, guest artist-educators and the Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson.

Guest artists and collaborators:
Marissa Olegario - Bassoon Professor, University of Arizona
Perla Orrantia - Choral Conductor, Universidad de Sinaloa
Hector Sigifredo - Clarinetist
Abercio Benitez - Percussionist, Filarmónica de Sonora
Luis Miguel Balseca - Clarinetist, Filarmónica de Sonora
Friday, February 19
Video and Image Galleries
Asynchronous galleries open to all participants are organized by subject and allow for video and text responses (see also Social Circle).
11:00 AM-12:00 PM MST*Gallery Social Circle
Synchronous discussion with artists and viewers of Video and Image Galleries.

1:00-3:00 PM MST*Guest Roundtable: Diversity, Interculturality and Identities across the Americas
(in Spanish and English)

Community practitioners and scholars highlight the diversity of indigenous, Latin American, and Latinx cultural and social identities across the hemisphere. Discussion will center on theoretical dimensions, exemplary programs and best practices for education, collaboration and advocacy.

Welcome: Dr. Bruce Johnson
Moderator: Dr. Iliana Reyes
Guests: Dr. Sylvia Schmelkes del Valle, Dr. Alfredo Artiles, Dr. Angela Valenzuela and Ya'da'o Ignacio Velasco

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