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Cambio de Colores — Latinos in the Heartland: Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities

Proceedings of the 2010 annual conference

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Get the PDFEdited by Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne Valdivia
Cambio Center

At the time of the first conference, back in 2002, it was decided to bring together stakeholders of different walks of life working with immigrants, doing research about immigrants, understanding the needs of the receiving communities that included now significant numbers of immigrants. This vertical cross section of participants in Cambio de Colores has persisted, making it a unique meeting that encourages the exchange of research, best practices, positive and negative experiences of a combination of outstanding community volunteers, university researchers, grade school teachers, health providers, civil rights advocates, immigrants, federal, state, and local government officers, and even the occasional antiimmigrant curious observer.

More than an "immigration" conference, the Cambio de Colores meeting is a venue where more and more stakeholders talk about immigrants and people, families and communities, economics and culture: all the elements to be taken into account to develop lasting integration and healthy communities.

The 2010 conference included discussions in five major areas:

This publication includes abstracts, as well as selected papers, on some of the topics discussed during the 2009 and 2010 Cambio de Colores conferences. Also included is a list of participants.

Session summaries and abstracts

Change and integration

Civil rights


Entrepreneurship and economic development


Selected papers

Figures and tables



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