Latino Caucus Newsletter: June 2018

Greetings from the Steering Committee!

Here you will find reports from each subcommittee. I want to thank the members of the committees for their valuable contributions and hard work. As you will see, we have so much to report!

This year has had many “firsts.” Our first Tri-Caucus Pre-Conference for members was held in Minneapolis this Spring. We created a new Mid-Career Award, and now offer two Dissertation Awards. Nominations for all awards (dissertation, early-career, and mid-career) are due by June 15, 2018. Awards will be presented at the 2019 meeting.

In addition, SRCD officially invited the Tri-Caucus to become part of the organization this year. Steering committees across caucuses worked hard to ensure that this new relationship would promote our research missions within the society. As a result, caucuses will now have opportunities to: (a) provide nominations for Editors, Committee Chairs, and Awards; (b) meet regularly with the Executive Director and Committee Chairs; (c) access legal and program resources; and (d) request larger meeting spaces during the Biennial program.

We will continue to work with SRCD to ensure that the Latino Caucus is a vibrant, intellectually stimulating community that is connected, productive, and supportive of its members’ research.

Linda Halgunseth, Chair

The Social Media Committee helps us stay connected!

Members: Daisy E. Camacho-Thompson (Chair), Erika Hernandez, Feliz Quiñones

The Social Media committee has been busy keeping us all connected! Did you know that they post a monthly member spotlight across our media—and that as a member, you can post to our listserv? Simply send announcements to In other exciting news, we also have new Twitter and Instagram accounts!

Follow us    @SRCDLatino

Subcommittee Happenings

Membership & Networking Subcommittee

Members: Lisa López (Chair), Alysha Ramirez Hall, Sarah Killoren, & Alexander Reid

The subcommittee has been busy creating the SRA cheat sheet for our members, posting Facebook Polls to get a better sense of our members’ needs, and making sure all our members are receiving our communications via the listserv. Contact Lisa Lopez ( with any of your membership needs or questions.

Biennial Subcommittee

Members: Linda Halgunseth (Chair), Gabriela Barajas-González, Diamond Bravo, Cynthia García Coll, Natalia Palacios, Feliz Quiñones, & Gabriela Livas Stein

In collaboration with his family and former students, a special event will be held to honor Dr. Raymond Buriel’s memory and lifetime contributions to the field of Latino child and family research. Café con Leche, Business Meeting/Reception, and a symposium on Latinx terminology will also be on the agenda.

Nominations Subcommittee

Members: Lisa López (Chair), Sarah Killoren, & Linda C. Halgunseth

The Call for Nominations will go out in September 2018 for the next election of steering committee members. Nominations will be collected until October 2018. Consider if you, or someone you know, would like to serve in a leadership role!

Finance Subcommittee

Members: Ximena Franco (Chair), Johayra Bouza, & Rosa Toro

We are setting up a Silent Auction to raise funds for our research awards. Network at the NRCEC conference on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00pm. Stay tuned for information on purchasing your 15-year anniversary T-shirts. Support fellow members and wear your t-shirts to the Biennial conference.

Publications & Communications Subcommittee

Members: Rebecca M. B. White (Chair), Daisy E.Camacho-Thompson, Gustavo Carlo, Doré LaForett, Norma J. Perez-Brena, & Omar Ruvalcaba

We are enjoying our monthly member spotlights and encourage you to suggest members to spotlight by reaching out to any committee member. We are developing an occasional series on practice, policy, and research synergies, featuring input from multiple perspectives on thematic topics relevant to Latino youth and families.

Feliz Quiñones and students attending the Tri-Caucus Pre-Conference at SRA 2018

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