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Politics of Inclusion Symposium

Event Type
Illinois Mexican & Mexican-American Students Initiative in collaboration with Universidad de Colima
University of Illinois Springfield Student Union Ballroom (2nd floor), One University Plaza, Springfield, IL
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Nov 17, 2023   10:00 am - 3:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Join the Illinois Mexican & Mexican-American Students Initiative and the Universidad de Colima for the Politics of Inclusion Symposium! See more information below:


  1. Strengthen research collaborations with colleagues from Mexico on issues concerning the politics of inclusion in the Americas.
  2. To share, learn and discuss histories and strategies to better serve Mexican American and Mexican students and communities at University of Illinois Springfield and the University of Illinois System.

Professor Adriana Crocker, Ph.D. - Gender Parity in Argentina, UIS 

Research Professor Claudia M. Prado-Meza, Ph.D. - Women's Activism: Analysis of Social Participation from a Gender Perspective, University of Colima, Mexico 

Assistant Professor Nidia Ruedas-Gracia, Ph.D. - Keynote: The Power of Belonging, UIUC 

Professor Lilia Fernandez, Ph.D. - Mexican/Chicano/Latino/a/e Students and Education in Chicago, UIC

November 17, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CDT)
University of Illinois Springfield Student Union Ballroom (2nd floor),
One University Plaza, Springfield, IL OR ZOOM

Certificate of Attendance from the University of Illinois System will be provided.

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I-MMÁS represents a culture of support, building pipelines for Mexican and Mexican American students, smoothing the path, and retaining as many talented students as possible. Building a network of collaborators. I-MMÁS is about partnering in collaboration with our colleagues in Mexico. I-MMÁS will enhance ongoing efforts by the System’s three Universities to increase Mexican and Mexican-American recruitment and expand their educational opportunities. The mission of I-MMÁS is to enhance educational, cultural, scientific, technical, and social collaborations among the University of Illinois System, Mexican academic institutions, and students, by building and sustaining a large-scale presence in education and research with participating institutions. 

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