JSRI hosted an organizational meeting of North Central Education/Extension and Research Activity 216 (NCERA 216) to organize collaborative research, education, and outreach opportunities on Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities. NCERA 216 is an interstate initiative that encourages and fosters multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach efforts on Latinos and immigrants in the region. It seeks to establish and maintain regional linkages among researchers and outreach specialists, promote community development, and develop plans to identify and obtain funding for single- and multi-state projects relating to Latinos and immigrants.
Faculty and Extension employees were invited to participate at the NCERA 216 meeting, as were members of Chicano/Latino Studies research centers and programs, and community organizations. Former members of the Midwest Consortium for Latino Research were also invited to participate in the event. There was no charge for this event.
All events were held at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.