Immigrants are among the fastest growing populations across the United States. Our communities in Maryland are also diversifying in a similar trend, and Baltimore has witnessed a doubling of its linguistically diverse students between 2012 and 2015. It is vital that our community discusses the possible impacts such demographic changes have on our city. The panelists for “El Futuro de Baltimore: A Conversation on Our Changing Demographics” will discuss related questions on the matter, particularly addressing race relations, the current political landscape, education, urban geography and neighborhoods, and on moving productively forward.
Please join us for an opening reception and then an interactive conversation with these panelists and your neighbors.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Loyola University Maryland
Andrew White Student Center, 4th Floor Program Room
Pre-Event Reception: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.,
Event: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The panelist will be moderated by Perla Guerrero, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Department of American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Kristina M. Collins, is the Dual Language Program Director at Archbishop Borders School in southeast Baltimore, a dual-language Spanish immersion school.
- Heymi Maldonado, is the founder and senior student organizer for Students Organizing a Multicultural Open Society (SOMOS) at Baltimore City College.
- Juan Ortiz,is a Robert W. Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance in the Community Arts and Exhibitions Department, working extensively within the southeast Latino community.
- Katie Sarai, is a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Youth Organizer for Baltimore Algebra Project where she has worked on projects such as community control and organizing students around standardized testing.
- Kaliq Hunter Simms, is a multicultural educator, she has aided independent schools in their mission to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity. Kaliq chairs the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference, an annual initiative led by area high school students.
Dr. Perla Guerrero
Dr. Perla Guerrero, Assistant Professor of the Department of American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Guerrero received her M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching interests lie in relational race and ethnicity, immigration, space and place, labor, and 20th century U.S. history. Guerrero was a Latino Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow as well as Goldman Sachs Junior Fellow at the National Museum of American History in 2010-2011.
She was also awarded a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014-2015 to work on her first book, Nuevo South: Latinas/os, Asians, and the Remaking of Place, an interdisciplinary investigation of how immigrants and refugees negotiated issues of place such as race, labor, and community during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It provides an analysis of the political and economic factors, and the ebbs and flows of capital, which are shifting the region’s social conditions and racial mores.
Kristina M. Collins
Kristina M. Collins is the Dual Language Program Director at Archbishop Borders School in southeast Baltimore, a dual-language Spanish immersion school. She also instructs seventh and eighth grade language arts and eighth grade social studies.She is co-author of the recently published journal article, “Whose Language Is Legit?,” in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
Heymi Maldonado is founder and senior student organizer for Students Organizing a Multicultural Open Society (SOMOS) at Baltimore City College. She represented SOMOS at the Maryland Commission for Civil Rights’ official discussion on immigration raids. She has also received training by CASA de Maryland on race relations and racism.
Juan Ortiz is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, Masters in Fine Arts Community Arts program, where his thesis work consisted of utilizing community organizing as his social praxis. He is currently a Robert W. Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance in the Community Arts and Exhibitions Department, working extensively within the Southeast Latino community.
Katie Sarai is a junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Youth Organizer for the Baltimore Algebra Project where she has worked on projects such as community control and organizing students around standardized testing. She plans to study international relations and education in college. Her hopes for Baltimore’s Latino/Black communities are to see more coalitions led by students.
Kaliq Hunter Simms
Kaliq Hunter Simms is a native Baltimorean. She has served as a high school English teacher, student dean, and a diversity administrator in Baltimore independent schools over the course of her nearly twenty year career. As a multicultural educator, she has aided independent schools in their missions to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity. Kaliq chairs the Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference, an annual initiative led by area high school students. In 2015, Kaliq founded Higher Learning, a consulting firm that provides diversity-related resources for schools and non-profit organizations. Kaliq holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Morgan State University and the Ed.M. in Language and Culture from Harvard University School of Education. She is a former Fulbright ambassador to South Korea, where she lived and taught English.
Directions and Parking
The Fourth Floor Program Room is located in the Andrew White Student Center on Loyola's Evergreen campus, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21210. See a map of campus >>
Free overflow parking is available at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen with shuttle service to and from the University. An hourly fee lot is available on Bunn Drive.
Directions to satellite parking at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen:
The parking lot is located at 5200 North Charles Street approximately three tenths of a mile south of Northern Parkway and one-half mile north of Cold Spring Lane. Upon reaching the lot, park your car on one of the two lower tiers. Loyola’s shuttle service will transport you to campus. There are shuttles stopping at the Cathedral every 10 minutes. Look for a white bus with green lettering and green flashing lights. Upon arrival on our campus, you should tell the driver that you are getting off at the Boulder Café stop – signs will direct you to Fourth Floor Program Room.
*Our handicap accessible bus will run on the Cathedral-Library route. All entrances are handicap accessible via the ramps. Elevators to Fourth Floor Program Room, a second-floor entrance, are available near Boulder Café.
Hourly Paid Parking - Jenkins Parking Lot off Bunn Drive
Limited hourly paid parking is available in the Jenkins parking lot located on Bunn Drive at Loyola’s main campus. Bunn Drive is accessible from Cold Spring Lane approximately one-quarter of a mile east of Charles Street and one tenth of a mile west of Millbrook Road.
Street Parking is available on Cold Spring Lane after 6 p.m. and on Charles Street after 6:30 p.m. Please observe the local parking signs and restrictions
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.