El Noticiero de IUPLR
The Electronic Monthly Newsletter for the IUPLR network
of member centers,
associates, researchers and scholars.
Volume 6, No.6
March 8, 2002
This month we again focus on the school-age population (5-17 years old)
of Latinos in the United States using Census SF 1 data. This time we list
the population size and concentration of Latino youths across the 3141
counties in the United States plus the 78 Puerto Rican municipos, plus
forecast the future size of this population segment in the year 2005.
From our previous state tables we posted in January, we already know that
Latinos (16.2 % vs. 12.5%) and non-Latino blacks (14.9% vs. 12.5%) generally
have higher representation in the school-age population than they do in
the larger population. We also know that Latinos are projected to grow
faster than any other youth group by the year 2005.
The new population figures, like before, are summarized in six tables.
The first table displays the absolute number and percentage of the school-age
population in 2000 for each county across three groups: Latinos, non-Latino
blacks, and all other races (i.e., non Latino whites, Asians, American
Indians, Eskimos, and Pacific Islanders, plus persons of two or more races).
Our second posting displays corresponding group figures for projected
school-age populations in 2005. Mathematically, this means statistically
aging the population that were aged 0-12 year-olds in 2000
to represent the 5-17 year-old population in 2005, and then subtracting
the numbers of deaths expected during the period. Projected numbers of
deaths were generated from age-specific death rates posted by the National
Center for Health Statistics. The remaining four tables summarize the
size of the forecasted populations and display the expected gains or losses
for Latinos, non-Latino blacks, all other racial groups, and all races,
The concentration of Latino school-age children exceeds the comparable
non-Latino black population in 778 locales (51.4 %) out of 1513 counties
with five thousand and more total school-age individuals. The 39 counties
with the largest Latino population accounted for 59% of the total Latino
school-age population: and the top 39 counties accounted for 59 % of the
total Latino population. The same 39 counties explained only 22.7 % of
the total non-Latino black and 14.4 % of all other racial groups.
Our forecasts indicate that the same set of counties would represent only
37.4 % of the Latino school-age population in 2005. If natural increase
is the sole source of population growth, then percentage growth rate for
the top 39 counties would be 7.2% between 2000 and 2005, compared to 169.2%
for the rest of the counties. So, the relative growth for the Latino school-age
population during the five-year period following Census 2000 is expected
to be much higher in locales that traditionally had smaller Latino school-age
An important point to remember about the forecast is that the effects
of future immigration on population size were not part of the projection
methodology. Naturally adopting the assumption of future net immigration
for youths would have increased the forecasts for 2005.
Institute for Latino Studies
University of Notre Dame
INSIDE the March 2002 Noticiero
Several Member Centers announce their remaining Spring Calendar of Events
* Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños was awarded a grant from
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
* Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives opens a new Art Exhibit
entitled, Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition.
* The Department of Sociology at Dartmouth invites applications for
Rockefeller Post-Doctoral Fellowship
* U. Mass-Boston and University of Wisconsin-Madison are seeking scholars
in the area of Education
* NCLR announces the Estaban Torres NCLR Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship
IUPLR HEADQUARTER NEWS
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MEMBER CENTER NEWS/EVENTS
Research Institute, Michigan State University
Tuesday, March 5, 2002: In collaboration with the Michigan Interagency
Migrant Services Committee, JSRI announces the Migrant Farm Worker Research
Reports, two presentations by scholars.
* Presentation 1: Migrant Farm Workers and Health Inequality.
Presenters include Ann V. Millard, Barbara Coté, and Isidore Flores.
* Presentation 2: South Texas Migrant Farmworkers' Perceptions of
Support Services and Work Conditions in Michigan. Presenters include
Rene Hinojosa and Celina G. Wille.
These sessions are part of Agriculture and Natural Resources Week at Michigan
State University and were organized by Celina Wille and are co-sponsored
by the Michigan Interagency Migrant Services Committee (Manuel Gonzalez,
Chair), Migrant Services Division, Family Independence Agency and the
Julian Samora Research Institute (Israel Cuellar, Director), MSU. They
will be held in the Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center. For more information
on this event, visit the JSRI website at http://www.jsri.msu.edu/whatsnew/flier_to_circ.htm.
Research Program, UTEP
Following are the events that will take place during the Mexica
New Year, March 1-30, a celebration of the Mesoamerican Culture
new year in accordance to the Sun Stone.
* March 1-3: "Tonal Teokalli Celebrations." For information
contact Rosa Valenzuela at (915) 855-0363
* March 3: "workshop on the Aztec Calendar," 2:00-4:00 p.m.
For information contact César Caballero at (915) 256-9874.
* March 8: "Mexica New year Celebration at Canutillo elementary,"
9:00-11:00 a.m. For information contact Kitty Spalding at (915) 877-7600.
* March 9: "Mitote Ceremony in the Evening by Kalpulli Tlalteca."
For information contact Ramón Arroyos at (915) 859-8505
* March 13: Art Exhibit by Gabriel S. Gaytán. Reception 6:30-8:00
p.m., Lincoln Center Art Gallery, 4001 Durazno.
* Art Exhibit March 13-31. For more information contact (915) 533-3311.
* March 23: Spring Equinox Sunrise (6:00 a.m.) ceremony by Kalpulli Tlalteca.
For additional information contact Ramón Arroyos at (915) 859-8505.
* March 23: Inaugural Ceremony for the Newly Constructed Pyramid near
Hueco Tanks State Park, 9:00 a.m. For information contact Carlos Aceves
at (915) 838-9128.
For more info on CSRP events, visit http://www.utep.edu/chicano/events.htm.
Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños, Hunter College/CUNY
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has given
the Centro Library and Archives an award for $72,621 to arrange and make
accessible fifteen collections documenting the history and culture of
Puerto Ricans in New York. The entire process is expected to take about
one and half years to complete. The collections, which total some 254
cubic feet of material, consist of the papers of individuals who have
made important contributions in the areas of community activism, government,
politics, law, education, the arts, and social justice. The collections
include papers from Clemente Soto Velez, Oscar García-Rivera, Diana
Ramirez de Arellano, Emeli Velez de Bando, Frank Torres, Clara Berta Colon,
Lillian Lopez, Luis O. Reyes, Lourdes Torres, Diana Caballero, Edward
Mercado, Joseph Monserrat and Petra Santiago. Ismael Garcia will be the
Project Archivist. The grant will also allow the Centro to prepare bilingual
finding aids and link the information to national and regional bibliographic
Centro Calendar of Events -- Spring 2002
* Thursday, March 14th, 6-8pm -- Panel Discussion, "Puerto Ricans
Space and Race/Social Construction of Place." Panelists include:
Gina Perez, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Isar Godreau, University
of Texas at Austin, Ivelisse Rivera Bonilla, University of California,
Santa Cruz, Rima Brusi, Cornell University, and Yarimar Bonilla, University
* Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm -- Presentation & Discussion: "Four
Decades of Puerto Rican Poetry in New York" Participants include:
Pedro Lopez Adorno and Pedro Pietri, Carmen Valle, Mariposa.
Center for Mexican
American Studies, UT-Austin
Spring 2002 Calendar of Events:
* March 6, 12 noon1:00 p.m., Brown Bag Presentation: Veronica Martinez,
The New Deals Migrant Farm Labor Camp Program; Supporting Itinerancy
or Internment? Texas Union Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128.
* March 27, 12 noon-- Brown Bag Presentation: Laura Padilla, All
the Necessities of Life: Nostalgia & the Contents of Cleofas Jaramillo's
Childhood Home. Texas Union Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128
* April 3, 12 noon-- Brown Bag Presentation: David Montejano. Texas Union
Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128.
* April 17, 12 noon-- Brown Bag Presentation: Amelia Malagamba, Santos
y otras cosas (Saints and Other Things). Texas Union Sinclair Suite,
For more information on CMAS events, visit http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/.
The Institutes Lecture Series:
* Wednesday, March 6, 2002, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The topic for this lecture
is Using Education to Challenge Racial Inequality. The guest
speaker is Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities
and Schools at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research
focuses on the ways in which schools respond to the social and economic
forces in the urban environment. The lecture will be held in the Student
Lounge, 4th Floor, Wheatley Building.
for Latino Initiatives
Art Exhibit entitled, Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad
Tradition. February 14, 2002 to April 28, 2002, Smithsonian Institution,
Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC. Corridos sin Fronteras:
A New World Ballad Tradition is a music-based exhibition that celebrates
the corrido (ballad) tradition in the New World. The exhibition re-creates
the historical development of the corrido through vintage and modern recordings,
broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other treasured
memorabilia. Corridos recordings can be heard throughout the exhibition,
allowing visitors to embark on a musical and visual journey through stories
sung in Mexican and United States' communities. Corridos sin Fronteras
(Ballads without Borders) explores the significance of this popular oral
tradition and traces its historical development in the New World over
the past two hundred years. Visit the Center website for more information
An Art Exhibit entitled, Arte Latino: Treasures of the Smithsonian
American Art Museum, sponsored by the Smithsonian will open at the
Palm Springs Desert Museum, in Palm Springs, CA. The Exhibit runs from
February 27 through May 26, 2002. The Exhibit highlights more than 200
years of Latino art from across the United States. These sixty-six paintings,
sculptures, and photographs represent many different cultural traditions
developed by mostly Spanish-speaking artists who have settled in America.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
The Department of
Sociology in conjunction with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public
Policy at Dartmouth invites applications for a one or two-year Rockefeller
Post-Doctoral Fellowship beginning Fall 2002. They are looking for scholars
whose research is clearly relevant to public policy and complements the
Department's strengths: (1) institutions and organizations, (2) inequality,
identity, culture, (3) social change Send Interested applicants should
send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your proposed research
activities during the term of the Fellowship and the courses you would
like to offer, three letters of reference, and one or two samples of written
work to: John Campbell, Post-Doctoral Search, Department of Sociology,
HB 6104, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. For more information, visit
their website at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~socy/.
NCLR's Policy Analysis
Center, which is part of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation,
invites applicants for the position of Policy Analyst. The analyst will
be responsible for conducting research and policy analysis on economic
and financial security issues for Latino workers and families. These include
homeownership, pension coverage, retirement security, budget and tax policy,
savings, and related matters. The focus will be on economic opportunity
for Latino families and on ways of reducing poverty and improving broad
measures of economic mobility for Latinos, such as household net
worth. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume,
and writing sample to: Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza, 1111
19th Street, NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036. For more information,
visit their website at http://www.nclr.org
or call (202) 785-1670.
The Nonprofit Sector
Research Fund, a grant-making program of the Aspen Institute in Washington
D.C., announces the 2002 William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for
Minority Students. The deadline is March 15, 2002. The program seeks to
introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy,
volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. The student will learn about
nonprofit organizations by reading and analyzing background articles and
assisting in preparations for the Fund's annual conference. The annual
conference brings together nonprofit leaders, researchers, and policy
makers to discuss issues of importance to the nonprofit sector. The student
will also undertake general research and program support for the Fund's
grant making and outreach efforts. Candidates should have a good academic
record, research and analytical abilities, a background in the social
sciences, or humanities, excellent writing and communication skills, and
demonstrated financial need.
For more information and to download the application, visit their website
The Century Institute
Summer Program is a two-week fellowship designed to introduce undergraduate
students to the progressive tradition in American public policy. Students,
scholars, and prominent policy practitioners together will explore the
challenges America faces in building a just and inclusive society. Throughout
the two-week program students will be immersed in a series of activities
that will challenge them to rethink progressive principles and apply them
to issues currently confronting the nation. Students will participate
in a "core" seminar on modern progressive thought that will
provide the background for workshops on current policy issues. Application
deadline is April 8, 2000. For more information about this program, visit
their website at http://www.centuryinstitute.org/Summer_Program/.
The Independent Press
Association announces the 2002 application cycle of the George Washington
Williams Fellowship, created to encourage journalists of color to pursue
important social issues in the public interest. The fellowship funds stories
written by journalists of color about issues such as the environment,
global trade policy, healthcare, race, and education. Fellows receive
access to some research support, consultants, advanced professional training,
and a large network of journalists working in the public interest sector.
If accepted, the George Washington Williams Fellowship will pay national
commercial rates for individual stories or $1500 per month plus expenses
for depth reporting fellowships. Any journalist of color with at least
three years of solid professional reporting and writing experience may
apply for the fellowship. Individuals with backgrounds in investigative
or enterprise reporting are preferred. Previous reporting or other experience
in the chosen subject area is desirable. The spring application deadline
is April 30, 2002. For more information and to download an application,
visit their website at:
http://www.indypress.org/programs/nvip.html. You may also call (415)
643-4401 to contact Carly Earnshaw at x116 or Linda Jue at x107.
The School of
Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
is seeking a scholar in the area of higher or postsecondary education
policy who, depending upon specialization, will be a member of the Department
of Educational Policy Studies or the Department of Educational Administration,
and who will be affiliated with the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement
of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Candidates should have interest
in one or more of the following areas: higher or postsecondary education
policy and politics, comparative and international higher education policy,
the role of the university in a knowledge economy, policies
aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion within higher education, and
higher education finance policy. We are particularly interested in individuals
who can focus relevant and contemporary social science perspectives on
the problems and challenges confronting higher and postsecondary education.
Credentials will be assessed commensurate with expectations for either
an Assistant or an Associate Professor at a major research university.
Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, illustrative scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation
to: Professor Michael Olneck, Department of Educational Policy Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706.
For more information, call (608) 265-5956 or e-mail:
email@example.com. Closing date is April 10, 2002.
Massachusetts Boston,Graduate College of Education,Department of Leadership
The Department of Leadership in Education seeks a new Assistant or Associate
Professor (tenure track) in school leadership to teach a variety of courses
in the doctoral program in Leadership in Urban Schools and the Masters
and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration.
The Leadership in Urban Schools doctoral program provides mid-career,
working professionals--teachers, administrators, and others committed
to transforming urban schools--with opportunities to develop knowledge,
skills, and practices in pursuit of that commitment. Graduates are viewed
as change agents who understand how organizations are rooted in social,
cultural, political, economic and historical contexts and are able to
create viable projects through research, field experiences, and action
plans for change.
The Masters/CAGS program in Educational Administration focuses on the
development of leadership for teachers and administrators committed to
serving as agents of school improvement. Completion of the program leads
to provisional administrative certification and a masters degree
in educational administration. Those with a masters in education
may earn a certificate of advanced graduate study.
The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D), will demonstrate
some evidence of a research agenda in school leadership, and will bring
experience with urban schools, preferably a prior role as an administrator
or superintendent. Responsibilities include advising students, supervising
dissertations, and teaching such courses as the use of data for decision-making
and school improvement, leadership development, sociocultural perspectives
in education, and supervision of student practica.
Candidates should also have expertise in one or more of the following
areas: Leadership, school reform, urban education, diversity issues, literacy/language
issues, special education, curriculum, school budgets, law and facilities.
Salary is negotiable.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae
samples of scholarship and published research and names, addresses, and
phone numbers of three references to the search chair. Application review
will begin February 1, 2002.
For more information on the University and the Graduate College of Education,
please consult www.umb.eduDr. Martha Montero-Sieburth, Search Chair
C/o Office of Human Resources
University of MassachusettsBoston
Quinn Building, 3rd. Floor
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA. 02125-3393
Please note as of March 1st 2002 the Department of Leadership
in Education is now seeking Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track).
The original posting advertised for Associate Professor only.
The Esteban E.
Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship Program reflects a commitment
by NCLR to strengthen the capacity of Hispanic community-based organizations
by helping to develop the administrative and management skills and networks
of Hispanic organizational leaders. The Mid-Career Program includes a
five-week summer session and an intensive ten-month period with the John
F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Participants are
provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen policy analysis and public
management skills. Upon successful completion of the Mid-Career Program,
fellowship recipients earn a master's in public administration. Applications
for the 2002-2003 Esteban E. Torres NCLR-Harvard Mid-Career Fellowship
will be accepted by NCLR until April 12, 2002. Eligible applicants include
individuals formally associated with Hispanic community-based organizations;
NCLR staff; and individuals formally associated with mainstream organizations
but whose work focuses on the Hispanic community. Applicants must have
a minimum of seven years of work experience, including at least five years
of employment experience in the Hispanic community, preferably involving
full-time employment with at least one Hispanic organization. To qualify
for the Esteban E. Torres Fellowship, all candidates must apply and be
accepted to Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Master's in Public Administration Program separately. To request an admissions
application to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, please go to
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu. If you have any questions or concerns please
contact Melissa Colon at (202) 785-1670.
of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Division
of Policy and Data is recruiting a public health analyst. The position
closes on March 18, 2002 and is open to all. For further details on how
to apply, visit their website at http://www.omhrc.gov
of Sociology and the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development
and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston seek applications
for a joint tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position. Interested
applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (indicating
references) to: Human Resources Dept., University of Massachusetts Boston,
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. Send a copy to Dr. Andrés
Torres, Mauricio Gastón Institute, University of Massachusetts
Boston. Questions may be directed to Ms. Mary Jo Marion, Associate Director,
Mauricio Gastón Institute, at (617) 287-5792 or by e-mail at: MaryJo.Marion@umb.edu
EVENTS, CONFERENCES, OTHER
With funding from
the U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture, Creative Nonfiction will publish works
on any subject by writers of Mexican origin for a special issue of Creative
Nonfiction. Guidelines for submissions include: word length up to 5,000
words, strong reportage, attentiveness to language, well-written prose,
rich with detail and a distinctive voice, and an informational quality
or instructive element that offers the reader something to learn (an idea,
concept or collection of facts, strengthened with insight, reflection
and interpretation). The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2002. Submissions
should be typed, double-spaced. Please send unsolicited material to: Creative
Nonfiction Foundation, Mexican Voices, 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202,
Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
The Cuban Research
Institute (CRI) announces the 4th annual CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American
Studies, March 6-9, 2002, at Florida International University. For more
information on this international scholarly conference, please visit the
CRI website at: http://lacc.fiu.edu/cri/events/4th_cri_conference.htm.
For additional information, please call (305) 348-1991.
El Centro de Estudios
Puertorriqueños announces a Call for Papers for a special issue
of its journal, The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. This
special issue will focus on Puerto Rican politics in the United States,
documenting and analyzing the role Puerto Ricans have played in mainland
political processes. They are considering papers dealing with issues such
as electoral participation, interest group mobilization, redistricting,
relations with African-Americans and other Latinos, the role of women
in the political process, among other related topics. For submission guidelines,
visit the Centro website at http://www.centropr.org.
For more information, contact Xavier F. Totti at (212) 772-5690, or by
e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is
April 30, 2002.
The Mauricio Gastón
Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy presents
the Latino Public Policy Conference 2002: The State of Latino Massachusetts:
Issues Conference, April 26, 2002, at the Doubletree Riverfront
Hotel in Lowell, Massachusetts. This year's conference will update the
status of Latinos in Massachusetts, providing the latest research and
analysis of issues of concern to the Latino community. The conference
will convene leaders in many fields from across the state to engage in
information sharing as well as planning for community action through workshops
and other types of activities. For more information on the Latino Public
Policy Conference 2002, visit their website at: http://www.gaston.umb.edu.
Should you need further information, email the Gaston.Institute@umb.edu,
or call (617) 287-5790.
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