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2018 Cambio de Colores Conference Home

The 17th annual Cambio de Colores conference was held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) on June 6, 7 and 8, 2018. The theme was “Latinx in the Heartland: Fostering Resilience and Cross-Cultural Connections”

This is the archives of the 2018 conference site.


Cambio de Colores is a multistate conference about integration of immigrants in new destinations in the Midwest.

It is a professional development opportunity that engages practitioners, researchers, and those working with immigrant communities in sharing experiences and knowledge that facilitate the integration of immigrants in new settlement areas.


Cambio de Colores: 17th Annual Conference

Thank you to all presenters, speakers, site visit hosts, attendees, sponsors, and collaborators for a successful conference!

2018 Conference proceedings will be available in several months. Check out the 2017 proceedings and the searchable digital library.

The official conference program is available for viewing on the Program page. Check out the Plenary Speakers! Some powerpoints and other materials are available at the top of the Program page.

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Thank you to the generous sponsors that have enabled the valuable dialogues and exchanges at the 2018 Cambio de Colores conference!

Internal Sponsors:

University of Missouri – Kansas City

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri Extension

  • Alianzas at UMKC

University of Missouri System Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

 Silver Sponsors:

REACH Healthcare Foundation 

Thank you to the 2018 Planning Committee!


Stephen Jeanetta, Cambio Center, University of Missouri


Lindsey Saunders, Cambio Center Coordinator, University of Missouri



Tim Abeln, Language and Cultural Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Marlow Barton, St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center

Debra Bolton, Family Consumer Sciences, Kansas State University Extension

Daniel Cash, University of Missouri Extension

Stephen Christ, Social Behavioral Science/ Honors College, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Ricardo Diaz, XPenn Consulting

Lisa Dorner, University of Missouri-Columbia

Lisa Y. Flores, University of Missouri-Columbia

Alejandro Garay Huaman, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Eleazer Gonzalez, University of Missouri-Columbia

Megan Gore, Licensed Social Worker

Alejandra Gudiño, Office and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Missouri

Clara Irazábal Zurita, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stephen Jeanetta, University of Missouri-Columbia

Adrienne Johnson, Missouri Western State University

Gerardo Martinez, Alianzas, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Rubén Martinez, Michigan State University

Domingo Martinez Castilla, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dolores Mercado, Modern Languages, University of Central Missouri

Athena Ramos, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska

Angelica Reina, Tulsa Community College

Kim Song, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Theresa Torres, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sal Valadez, LIUNA

Corrine Valdivia, University of Missouri-Columbia



Organizer: Elaine Anzaldo

Organizer: Jennifer Morales Ramos

Communications Director: Cristina Rivera Bosques

Outreach Director: Faramola Shonekan


Conference Coordinator: Christy Sumners

Administrative Assistant: Wendy Barnes


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