this is an archival site for the first cambio de colores conference
Current information is available at

cambio de colores (change of colors) in missouri
a call to action (march 2002)

march 13-15, 2002
reynolds alumni center

university of missouri-columbia

A conference that focused on Latino immigration to Missouri, showing the latest research and looking for action plans on demographics, culture and language, social services, health care, education, community development, and legal issues.

"brings together MU researchers who are doing cutting-edge work, the University's Outreach and Extension faculty who serve Missouri's rural communities, and community leaders"
Manuel Pacheco, President, University of Missouri

"[provides] much-needed leadership in analyzing and addressing pressing issues of concern for Latinos in the Midwest. As the Latino and immigrant populations increase, it is critical that we work together to ensure that these demographic changes have positive outcomes that help strengthen our local communities."
Raúl Yzaguirre, President of the National Council of La Raza


University of Missouri-Columbia

Hispanic and Latin American Faculty & Staff Association

the 8-page brochure is available on-line at the conference's library

Notice: Many abstracts and presentations from the conference are available in this site. Please consult the Program page and look for links to that material.
Workshop Reports available at the Library. Workshop

De Colores 2003
Kansas City, MO,
March 12-14

Please send questions on this conference and the web site to
An academic and outreach activity conceived and led by the Hispanic and Latin American Faculty & Staff Association (HLAFSA) of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Last updated: 26 February, 2003