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This seminar, part of the CUNY Futures Initiative project, explores how to extend understandings about the US Latinx community and their experiences in two ways:

1) reading and discussing work that is grounded in Latin American/Latinx cosmologies, philosophies and worldviews, and

2) conducting Participatory Action Research with the Latinx community.

The goal of the seminar is to co-construct alternative knowledge about the US Latino community and educate for community empowerment. To do so, the seminar works to develop a creative praxis that would allow imagining alternative realities to the present.

Members of NLERAP’s PAR Collective (National Latinx Education Research and Policy Project) will collaborate with García and Torres-Guevara and participate in the seminar through Skype and other blended formats. PAR Collective participants include scholars from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Pedro Pedraza), The CUNY Public Policy Project (Maria Torre), Saint Peter’s University (Jennifer Ayala), the University of California at Riverside (Louie Rodriguez), California State University at Sacramento (Margarita Berta-Avila), Iowa State University (Julio Cammarota) and Capella University (Melissa Rivera).

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