The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) presented Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr., former La Opinion Publisher with the Ruben Salazar Award for Communications at the NCLR Awards Gala on July 22nd in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Hispanic Publications congratulates Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr. and his family on receiving such a prestigious award.

Ignacio E. Lozano Jr. accepting the Ruben Salazar Award for Communications from Fred Fernandez, member of the NCLR Board of Directors


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If you have an event you think we should know about, please contact Carmen Samora at csamora@samoralegacy.com

Upcoming Book Signings!

Our first official book signing will be held on Saturday November 14th, 2009 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The editors will be signing copies of “Moving Beyond Borders: Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies” in Salón Ortega at 2:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Please see the NHCC website for more details or call 246-2261 x144.

NHCC Book Signing Poster Moving Beyond Borders Book Cover

Click here to download the Illinois Press marketing sheet for “Moving Beyond Borders.”

Upcoming Conferences



“Latino/a Communities in the Midwest”

20th Anniversary Celebration Conference

East Lansing, Michigan (November 5-7)

The Samora Institute is pleased to announce a conference celebrating its 20th anniversary as a Midwest Latino research institute. The 20th Anniversary Conference theme is “Latino/a Communities in the Midwest.”

The platinum conference will, over a one-and-a-half-day period, focus on issues affecting today’s Latino populations in the Midwest. Conference attendees will be able to select from 18 different panels or presentations during the Friday and Saturday morning events, and will be treated to a Continental Breakfast each day. Participation in the Scheduled Plenary Lunch on Friday is optional, but the cost of the meal is included in the conference fee. An assortment of nationally-known and emerging scholars and researchers will make presentations and participate in panel discussions about some of the following topics:

• Aging
• Art
• Community building
• Criminal Justice
• Empowerment
• Demographics
• Education
• Ethnic Identity
• Environmental Justice
• Politics
• Poverty and Income
• Teen Families
• Social Justice
• Work and Employment
• Youth Development
• Globalization
• Health
• Immigration
• Leadership

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Click here to view the call for papers.

Past Conferences


JSLP Collaborations