Panel I: Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon

Advancing Latino Equity in Oregon: Education and Civic Public Participation for Empowerment

This panel highlights research projects advancing Latino equity in Oregon. The focus will be on efforts to empower Latinos via interventions through education and community development.


  • Alvaro Huerta, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona. “The Right to Migrate: Latina/o Immigrants in the U.S.”
  • Audrey Lucero, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Education Studies. ”Latino parent perceptions of Dual Language Education in Oregon schools.”
  • Ellen Hawley McWhirter, PhD, Professor, UO Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. “Assets, Obstacles, Empowerment & Equity for Oregon Latina/o High School Students”
  • Gerardo Sandoval, PhD, Assistant Professor, UO Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management. “The Latino Civic Participation Project: Empowerment through local knowledge.”
  • Chair: Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon