2024 Latino/a/x Issues Conference Schedule

March 27, 2024

Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Bowling Green State University

Schedule of Events:
All events in BGSU's Bowen-Thompson Student Union

8:30 AM

Outside of 202A Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU)

Check-in for registered guests will remain open until 1:30 p.m.




Lounge outside 206 BTSU Theater

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

206 BTSU Theater

Land Acknowledgement

  • Davis Ritenour, LIC Organizing Committee

Welcome / Bienvenida

  • Dr. Katie Stygles, Chief Inclusion Officer, Division of Inclusion and Belonging

Introduction and Acknowledgements

  • Prof. Luis Moreno, LIC Organizing Committee Co-Chair

  • Lucia Myers, LIC Organizing Committee

Poetry Reading 

  • Prof. Francisco Cabanillas, World Languages and Cultures

  • Imani Price-Rodriguez, LIC Organizing Committee

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

THEMATIC SESSION: Discovering and Dissecting Latinx Identity

206 BTSU Theater

Moderator: Daphne Bonilla, BGSU Undergraduate Student

  • Alina Edmunds, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • Imani Price-Rodriguez, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • Joseph De La Torre, BGSU Undergraduate Student

PANEL: Activism, Performance, and Protest

207 BTSU Mylander Room

Moderator: Prof. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson

  • The Missing 43: A Fiber Arts Project
  •     Lily Fritsch, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • From Vendida to Licensiada: An Investigation of the Anti-Feminist tropes in Early Chicano Theatre
  •     Haley Anissa Alvarez, BGSU Graduate Student
  • We Were Here: Student of Color Activism at BGSU
  •     Amanda Anastasia Paniagua, BGSU Graduate Student

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

PANEL: Memory, Performance, Resistance

206 BTSU Theater

Moderator: Prof. Amy Robinson

  • The Dehumanization of Hispanic Immigrants and Immigration Reforms
  •     Imani Price-Rodriguez, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • From Stereotype to Stewardship: How the Enneagram Encourages Authentic Representation of Latinx Stories on the PWI’s Stage
  •     Sarah Hopson, BGSU Graduate Student
  • Las representaciones de Malintzin del siglo XX al siglo XXI y su impacto en la historia y cultura
  •     Dylana Harris, BGSU Graduate Student

11:30 AM - 1:20 PM

11:30am – 1:20pm

202 BTSU Lenhart Grand Ballroom 

Please enter through 202A

11:30 am – Doors open

Noon – Program begins 


  • Prof. Susana Peña

University Welcome

  • President Rodney Rogers 

Latino/a/x Issues Conference Organizing Units

  • Prof. Luis Moreno, Department of Ethnic Studies in School of Cultural and Critical Studies

  • Daphne Bonilla, Latino Student Union

  • Amanda Anastasia Paniagua, Office of Multicultural Affairs 

  • Prof. Valeria Grinberg Pla, Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster


  •  Prof. Michael Cangemi

Presentation of Latino/a/x Issues Conference Awards

  • Lucia Myers and Grace Katherine Ranft-Garcia 

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • Amanda Anastasia Paniagua

Keynote Address:

  • Carlos Andrés Gómez 

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

PANEL: Finding Latinx Identity in Urban Spaces

201 BTSU Sky Bank Room

Moderator: Prof. Amílcar Challú

  • Mexicantown, Riverside, Ambassador Bridge & More of Detroit
  •     Mollie Boyd, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • "Hasta la Victoria:" The Campbell's Soup Boycott Reconsidered, 1979-86
  •     Chase W. Fleece, BGSU Graduate Student
  • Latinidad in the Nation’s Capital: Situating a Study of Afro-Peruvians in the Washington D.C. Area
  •     Rene Ayala, BGSU Graduate Student

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM  

THEMATIC SESSION: Latinx Get Out the Vote Strategies and Election Outcomes

201 BTSU Sky Bank Room

Moderator: Prof. Susana Peña

  • Ursula Barrera Richards, Chair of the Lucas County Democratic Central Committee, Co-Founder of the Lucas County Latina Democratic Club
  • Kandann Coleman, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Office of the Executive for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
  • Prof. Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

THEMATIC ROUNDTABLE: Translation at BGSU: Student Translation, Translation Games, and Gamifying Linguistics

201 BTSU Sky Bank Room

Moderators: Prof. Remy Attig and Prof. Pedro Porben

  • Kailyn Eden, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • Aby Rodriguez, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • Caitlyn Bockbrader, BGSU Undergraduate Student
  • Julian Verdugo, BGSU Undergraduate Student

4:30-6:00 PM

207 BTSU Mylander Room

Hosted by Latino Student Union 

Updated: 03/14/2024 02:31PM