This program will help parents understand the differences between high school and college and the transition their son/daughter will experience. Information will be provided about what it takes to succeed in college and how parents can support them by making college success a family goal.
The conference will feature nine renowned keynote and featured speakers, such as Richard Flores (University of Texas at Austin), John Holmes McDowell (Indiana University), and Oscar J. Martínez (University of Arizona). Other prominent speakers include film director Robert M. Young and award-winning actor and director Edward James Olmos. This conference on Américo Paredes will also include scenes from plays by Chicano dramatist Carlos Morton to be performed under the direction of Mexican actress Alejandra Flores, and panel sessions on various topics related to the conference's theme.