2022 AAHHE National Conference

Cultivating Justicia con Amor y Querencia: Embracing Healing through Policies and Practices that Transform Institutions for Latinx/a/o Communities

Cultivando Justicia con Amor y Querencia: Sanando las Comunidades Latinx con Políticas y Prácticas que Transforman las Instituciones

March 10 - 11, 2022
Nevada State College, Henderson Nevada


Conference Keynote Lectures


38th Annual Tomás River Lecture
March 10, 2022, 8:00 - 9:30 AM PST

Sponsored by ETS


Professor Norma Cantú
College of Education & School of Law
University of Texas, Austin


6th Annual Cigarroa Family Medical/STEM Lecture
March 10, 2022, 10:30 - 11:45 AM PST

Jessica Esquivel, PhD
Associate Scientist, Muon g-2 Experiment
Particle Physics Division - Muon Department,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Co-founder of BlackInPhysics and Change - Now


Plenary Session
Justicia for Latinx/a/o Communities: Healing Through Activism
8:15 – 9:15 am PST, Friday March 11, 2022

What is the potential for promoting community healing through social justice activism? This is the central question the three panelists will explore utilizing their scholarly backgrounds and their involvement in the struggles for Mexican American Studies in Texas and Arizona, as well as human rights and racial justice in Cuba. They will offer insights into both the potential (social justice and community healing) and some pitfalls (community division) of activism.


Nolan Cabrera, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education
University of Arizona University of Arizona



Amalia Dache, PhD
Associate Professor, Higher Education Division
University of Pennsylvania


Angela Valenzuela, PhD
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
University of Texas at Austin