AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 Blessing Ceremony by Tortugas Pueblo

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome by NMSU Chancellor, Dr. Dan Arvizu
Introduction of the Honorable J. Paul Taylor by JPTS Co-Chairs, Martha Estrada, NMSU College
Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Director and Dr. Cynthia Bejarano, NMSU CAMP Principal
Investigator

9:20-9:30 NMSU CAMP Student Council and J. Paul Taylor
Academy Art Exhibit, Honoring Farmworkers
Presented by Ricardo Trejo, CAMP Student Council Co-Advisor and Mattie Kannard, J. Paul Taylor
Academy (JPTA) Art Teacher, with NMSU CAMP and JPTA students

9:30 – 10:45 Panel 1: The History of Braceros and Farmworker
Struggles at the Borderlands
Moderated by Dr. Blanca Araujo, Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education
Dr. Yolanda Leyva, UTEP Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Oral History; Mr.
Francisco Uviña, Former Bracero; Dr. David Holtby, Guadalupe Institute Board Member; and Mr. Carlos
Marentes, Executive Director of the Border Farmworker Center

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:15 PM Panel 2: Legal Issues Affecting Farmworkers in West
Texas and Southern New Mexico
Moderated by Felipe Guevara, NM Center on Law and Poverty
Ismael Camacho, NM Legal Aid Staff Attorney; Allex Luna, Comunidades en Accion y de Fé (CAFé)
Community Organizer; Stephanie Welch, NM Center on Law and Poverty Workers’ Rights Director; and
Alberto Maestas, Texas Rural Legal Aid, El Paso Branch Manager

12:15 – 1:15 Keynote Luncheon
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
Introduced by Dr. Cynthia Bejarano, Regents Professor

1:15 – 2:30 Panel 3: Farmworkers and Public Education K-20
Moderated by Dr. Judith Flores Carmona, Associate Professor and Honors College Faculty Fellow
Dr. Dennis Daily, NMSU Library Head of Archives and Special Collections; Francisco Garcia, Director
of Interstate Migrant Education Council; Laura Henry, NM State Coordinator of Migrant Education;
Dr. Steven Lane, Director of Three Rivers Education Foundation’s High School Equivalency Program;
and Martha Estrada, NMSU CAMP Director

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Panel 4: Health Disparities, Food, and Financial
Insecurities for Farmworkers
Moderated by Zaira Martin, CAMP Student Ambassador
Testimonios by Ricardo Trejo, CAMP Recruiter, and Local Farmworker Families

4:00 – 4:45 CAMP Student Poster Expo

4:45 – 5:00 Department of Government Social Justice Award
Presented by Dr. Sabine Hirschauer

5:00 – 6:00 Reception

6:00 – 6:15 Introduction of Filmmaker, Eduardo Chávez
(grandson of Cesar Chávez)
Introduced by Martha Estrada, NMSU CAMP Director

6:15 – 7:15 Film, Hailing César

7:15 – 7:45 Q & A with Eduardo Chávez

7:45 – 8:30 Coffee and Dessert