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Latina/Latino Issues

Chair: René Olate (The Ohio State University)
APM Assignment: 2021-2023

Co-chair: Robert Ortega (University of Michigan)
APM Assignment: 2020-2022

This Track addresses the current situation of Latinos and Latinas in the United States from national and international perspectives. It seeks to highlight the contributions and strengths of this population as well as the existing socioeconomic inequalities among its members. The Track addresses the relationship of social work practice and education to a range of issues, including (1) Latino contributions to the United States; (2) globalization and its effects on Latinos in the United States and in Latin America; (3) issues of immigration; (4) differential access to work, health, education, and social services; (5) U.S.-Latin American relations and the effects on Latinos living in the Diaspora; (6) technology and its implications on Latinos; (7) innovative and interdisciplinary approaches that promote social inclusion of Latinos in all areas of society; (8) integration of Latino content into curricula; (9) Latino faculty in social work education; and (10) recruitment and retention of Latino students.