The Latino Caucus of NCTE/CCCC is a network of Latino/a educators in English studies, literacy and language arts. Our purpose is to:
- exchange ideas,
- serve as a resource for members, the educational community and the general public,
- and support activities that promote the learning and advancement of students and teachers of color.
Any Latino/a educator, or like-minded educator, or pre-service educator who is a member of NCTE is invited to join us.
Carlotta Dwyer (Latino Caucus founder) speaks during the Latino Caucus Business Meeting at the 2011 NCTE Annual Convention in Chicago.
NCTE Annual Convention Events 2013 -- Boston
Latino Caucus Open Forum Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hynes/Room 109, Level One
Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Hosted by the Black and Latino Caucuses
Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities.
Friday, November 22, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cultural Celebration
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Social Event
Hynes/Ballroom C, Level Three
The beat of African drums, the voices and verbs of spoken word poetry, and the eclectic energy of Boston's youth highlight an evening of culture, history, and performance. This dynamic event will start at the word when music meets breath, interacting and converging in conversation, using spoken word poetry to reclaim identities and challenge inequities around language, privilege and power. Each performance will illuminate issues transcultural and representative of neo-American being, while highlighting children and our stories told through themes of social justice and communities of harmony. Youth poets from the Boston area will provide the platform on which drumbeats and dance will dramatize this new integrative dialogue, staging the power of cultural practices to engage the connective work of inclusion while championing the voices of the next generation folded into vibrations of the past. These young people will excite and delight you, make you feel proud to be a member of our diverse world. After the performances, we invite you to continue conversations, play and dance together at our post-event reception sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities and presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests. The reception will feature a live DJ and plenty of dance space.