Delegation from UNIVA: Events open to CLALS

Event Notes   
A delegation from UNIVA ( Universidad del Valle de Atemajac/ University of the Atemajac Valley) will be visiting Georgia State University from Oct. 3-7, 2007 for the 2007 Southeastern Eco-Community Conference. Events open and of interest to CLALS are below:

Roundtable Meeting

Date:          Friday, October 4, 2007
    11:30am - 1:00pm                
1199 Urban Life
                   Psychology Department

There will be an informal roundtable meeting- an opportunity for interested faculty and students to meet our guests. CLALS members are welcome to come for some of the time or all of the time. Guests from UNIVA include:

Raymundo Calderón, Chair of Psychology, UNIVA
Bernardo Roque Tovar, Faculty in Psychology, UNIVA
Laura Olea Sahagún, Graduate Student in Psychology, UNIVA


Southeastern Eco- Community Conference (Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27, American Psychological Association), Hosted by GSU Department of Psychology

Date:     Saturday, October 5, 2007
Various- See Below

 There will be two presentation by by members of the UNVA delegation:

1.Resilience and filal responsibilities in Mexican teenagers whose father emigrates to the Unites States. What is left behind?
Laura Olea Sahagún & Bernardo Roque Tovar
11:00 a.m.
Urban Life West Exhibit Area

2.The realities of the American Dream. Stories of immigrant families of Mexican origin in the Atlanta area.
Bernardo Roque Tovar
2:15 p.m.
Sinclair Suite, Student Center

Additional Event Notes

The community psychology students at Georgia State University cordially invite you to attend the 2007 Southeastern ECO Conference in Atlanta, GA. This conference is designed to promote both scholarly and accessible discussion among graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, community partners, and other friends of community psychology in a relaxed, community-building context. In this vein, we are seeking proposals for presentations and posters.

This year’s conference will explore what it means to collaborate in diverse contexts. Collaboration with different communities and academic fields are primary tenets of community psychology, but how successfully do we as researchers espouse these goals? As students we must think about how the university environment affects the quality, type, and impact of our collaborations, and we must consider what this means for our field and for our collaborating partners. Potential submissions could include examples of successful or less-than successful collaborative efforts, ethical issues, or contextual complications in collaboration. With community psychology heading in a multidisciplinary direction, what lessons must we take with us to be successful collaborators?

Admission to this event is free. For more information, please visit the 2007 Southern Eco- Community Conference Website.