Wednesday, April 13, 2016


 It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the
XV Simposio Internacional de Comunicacion Social del 23 al 27 de enero del 2017
*Eloina Miyares Bermudez in Memoriam
* OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese
* Co-Sponsored by the LEAD "NetRoots" Organization

For more information: Dr. Leonel Ruiz Miyares, President - Organizing Committee
The Centre for Applied Linguistics of the Santiago de Cuba's branch of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, 
is pleased to announce the Fifteenth International Symposium on Social Communication; Eloina Miyares Bermudez in Memoriam
dedicated, as the title says, to the prestigious Cuban linguist, Eloina Miyares Bermudez, one of the founders of this symposium.

The event will be held in Santiago de Cuba, January 23 through the 27, 2017. This interdisciplinary event will focus on social communication processes from the points of view of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Medicine, Mass Media, and Art, Ethnology and Folklore.  El Centro de Linguistica Aplicada (CLA) del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnologia y Medio Ambiente de Santiago de Cuba convoca al XV Simposio Internacional de Comunicacion Social que se celebrara en esta ciudad de Santiago de Cuba del 23 al 27 de enero del 2017. En este evento de caracter interdisciplinario se propiciara el analisis cientifico y la discusion de trabajos en varias disciplinas como la Linguistica, Linguistica Computacional, Medicina, asi como en temas referidos a los Medios Masivos de Comunicacion y Arte, Etnologia y Folclor relacionados con la Comunicacion Social.

The Symposium will be also sponsored by:. University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Pedagogical University "Frank Pais Garcia", Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. Provincial Branch of Writers and Artists, Association of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
African Cultural Centre "Fernando Ortiz" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
. University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
. Basque Country University, Spain
. Semantic Technology Institute (STI), University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
. Centre of Lexicography, Aarhus University, Denmark
. University of Wurzburg, Würzburg, Germany
. Centre Tesnière, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
. University of La Serena, La Serena, Chile
. Latino Education and Advocacy Days Organization, California State University- San Bernardino, USA

Authors will be allowed to present only one paper pertaining to the following disciplines:1. Linguistics: - Applied Linguistics  - Phonetics and Phonology  - Lexicology and Lexicography  - Quantitative Linguistics
- Morphology and Syntax  - Anthropology Linguistics or Ethnolinguistics  - Textual Linguistics and Pragmalinguistics
- Sociolinguistics  - Spanish and foreign language teaching  - Spanish as a second language  - Terminology  - Translations
- Linguistics Rights  - Linguistics Policy  

2. Computational Linguistics: - Software related to linguistics research  - Automated grammatical tagging of texts - Electronic dictionaries
- Software related to the teaching of mother tongues and foreign languages  - Related issues

3. Medical specialties related to speech and voice and with Social Communication in general: - Logopedy and Phoniatry  - Neurology
- Otorhinolaryngology  - Stomatology

4. Mass Media: - Linguistics research related to the speech of journalists, actors and radio and television announcers  - Textual Analysis of radio and
television programs, and of print and electronic media articles

5. Art, Ethnology and Folklore: - Research related to Social Communication  Activities that will take place within the event are: - Pre-Symposium seminars
- Discussion of papers in commissions  - Keynote speeches  - Books presentation  - Cultural activities

PRE-SYMPOSIUM SEMINARSThe Symposium will be preceded by two seminars that will be taught by prestigious specialists from 

. Basque Country University, Spain
. University of La Serena, La Serena, Chile

The seminars will take place Monday, January 23, 2017.
Participants should say in advance what pre-symposium seminars they want to take part in. An additional fee of 25.00 Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) will be charged for each seminar. Participation certificates will be available.

KEYNOTE SPEECHESDuring the symposium several keynote speeches will be delivered. Confirmed to date:

- Prof. Dr. Concha Maldonado. SM Editions, Madrid, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Gema Valdes, University Central de Las Villas, Villa Clara, Cuba
- Prof. Dr. Anton Nijholt, Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands
- Prof. Dr. Sylviane Cardey, Centre Tesnière, Universite de Franche-Comte, Besançon, France

PAPER PRESENTATIONSThe deadline of submission of papers is July 1st, 2016. The papers should not exceed 5 pages. Notification of acceptance of a paper by the Symposium's Scientific Committee will be sent before July 31st, 2016.

PAPERSTo enable the Organizing Committee to include the Proceedings as part of the Symposium's documentation -as we did since 1997-, accepted papers must be sent before August 15, 2016 if the Scientific Committee had done some observations.

Requirements for papers:
1. The paper will not exceed 5 pages including graphics, footnotes and bibliography.
2. It should be written using Word 6.0 or Word 7.0 for Windows and sent to the Symposium's e-mail address: as attached file.
3. Each page must be written in an A4 format with left, right, top, and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.
4. The paper must be written in one of the event's official languages: Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.
5. The pages of the text should be unnumbered.

Instructions for paper submission:
1. Write down the authors' names, one under the other, at the left top of the first page, all in Arial bold capital letters, 9 points (Word 6.0 or 7.0). Under the author's name(s) should appear in bold (only initials capital letters) the institution, city, country and e-mail address.
2. In a separate line, at the center, the title of the paper must be written in Arial bold, italics, 10 points size letters.
3. The text will follow -not in bold- with the same Arial letter, 9 points size and leaving one space between lines.
4. Paragraphs will have no indentation. Spaces between paragraphs will be of 1.5 points.
5. Section titles will be written in Arial bold, 9 points size and sub-sections titles will be written in Arial Italic, 8 points size.
6. Footnotes will appear at the end of each page in Arial 8 points size letters.

Presentation time will be 15 minutes.

REGISTRATION FEESpeakers  and  Delegates  200.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos); Companions  100.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos)
Payment of the fee must be sent via bank transfer to the bank account to be announce opportunely and it covers a copy of the Proceedings where your paper is printed, all other documentation related to the event, speaker's certificate, welcome cocktail and other cultural activities. Companions will have access to all of the above, except copies of the Proceedings.

ACCOMMODATIONSThe Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels with preferential prices for participants in the event.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS- Papers submission deadline: July 1st, 2016
- Notification on paper’s approval by Scientific Committee: by July 31, 2016
- Delivery of papers by e-mail: August 15, 2016 (in case of the observations done by the Scientific Committee)
- Pre-Symposium seminars: January 23, 2017
- 15th International Symposium on Social Communication, Eloina Miyares Bermudez in Memoriam: January 23 through 27, 2017

-*OTHER ASPECTS OF INTERESTSantiago de Cuba, located at some 900 km from Havana, is Cuba's second largest city. Its economic, cultural and social importance in Cuban history is unquestionable. Santiago is also the capital of the province with the same name. Surrounded by the green mountains of the Sierra Maestra range and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is unique in its geography and beautiful landscape. Its surroundings make the city one of the most important tourist attractions on the entire island. The Organizing Committee, in coordination with the city's tourist agencies will offer visiting delegates a host of options allowing participants to enjoy the city's beauty and charm.

Mr./Ms. ___________________________
University: ________________________
Address: __________________________________
City: ______________
Phone: _______________
Paper title: __________________________
Date: ________________
Signature: ___________

Thank you - Gracias, EM
Dr. Enrique Murillo, Jr. signature
Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D. 
Executive Director - LEAD Organization 
Join or learn more about LEAD activities, events or programs on any of our webpages, social networks, partnerships or education projects 
and help promote a broad-based awareness of the crisis in Latino Education and enhance the intellectual, cultural and personal development 
 of our community's educators, administrators, leaders, parents and students.  Share our links and show your online community
 that Latino education is the economic imperative of our time, and the civil rights issue of our generation. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

[Lead] Celebrating Día (El día de los niños/El día de los libros) April 30

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, April 30

Dear LEAD NetRoots members and affiliates,

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) is a celebration based on childhood and literacy that began in 1997. Borrowing from the traditional Mexican holiday "El día de los niños," the American version expanded to include literacy when acclaimed author Pat Mora took up the cause in 1997. A year later, the U.S. Congress officially designated April 30 as "Day of the Child." 

This year, our LEAD Partner First Book will be accepting submissions for the Estela and Raúl Mora Award starting 5/2/16.  The award will be limited to school-based and school-led Día celebrations, and the winner will receive $1,000 in resources from the First Book Marketplace. There will also be two honor awards of $500 in First Book Marketplace credit each. We appreciate your help spreading the word and sharing bookjoy!
Saludos y mil gracias por ayudarnos a celebrar el vigésimo aniversario de Día!

Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D. 
College of Education 
California State University, San Bernardino 

Celebrate Día. Spread Bookjoy!

 First Book has tons of resources to help you plan an exciting Día  celebration to bring Children's Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros to life in your community this spring. Sign up with First Book today so you can get access to thousands of books and educational resources for your Día celebration! 

Here are 5 ways to make this year's celebration extra special:
1. Register
As you plan the details of your Día celebration, don't forget to register your event for more information about the Estela and Raúl Mora Award. (This year's winner will receive a $1,000 gift credit to the First Book Marketplace!)
2. Decorate
Cover school hallways and doors of classrooms with bookjoy. Make banners featuring the covers of multicultural books and inspirational book quotes. 
3. Host a Family Book Carnival
Create a book walk instead of a cake walk. Play book bingo using words from a book you read aloud together. Host book trivia with literacy related prizes!
4. Raise funds for brand new books 
Have you seen our new, free First Book Fundraising Campaigns? Personalize your page and share with supporters in your community. Keep 100% of the proceeds towards new books!
5. Engage everyone with stories
Everyone in your community has a place in your book celebration! Enlist guest readers such as principals, community helpers, and parents. Middle school and high school students can read their favorite books from childhood aloud to younger partners. Early readers can tell their own unique stories through pictures.

Email -  |  Call - (866) READ-NOW   
Join or learn more about LEAD activities, events or programs on any of our webpages, social networks, partnerships or education projects 
nd help promote a broad-based awareness of the crisis in Latino Education and enhance the intellectual, cultural and personal development 
of our community's educators, administrators, leaders, parents and students.  Share our links and show your online community
 that Latino education is the economic imperative of our time, and the civil rights issue of our generation. LEAD - Latino Education Projects

CALL FOR PAPERS: Corporatization of Public Welfare and Academia – Journal of Progressive Human Services

Taylor & Francis
Journal of
Progressive Human Services

Radical Thought & Praxis


Download a copy of the CFP here.
The Journal of Progressive Human Services is preparing a special section about the corporatization of public welfare and academia. We are encouraging contributions from a wide range of individuals who are impacted by this broad topic.
Manuscripts may focus on the following:
1.    The intermingling of business and academic cultures.
2.    The spread of corporate models in social work education particularly in online programs.
3.    The corporatization of all spheres of public welfare including healthcare, public health, mental health, adult and juvenile corrections, primary and secondary education, elder services, and disability services.
4.    The press, media and the impact of corporatization on public perception
5.    Prose and poetry relevant to the topic.

Please send all correspondence and manuscripts to:
David Prichard
School of Social Work
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103, USA

Download a copy of the CFP here.

Review complete Instructions for Authors here.

The only journal of its kind in the United States, the Journal of Progressive Human Services covers political, social, personal, and professional problems in the human services from a radical perspective. The journal stimulates debate about major social issues and contributes to the development of the analytical tools needed for building a caring society based on equality and justice. The journal’s contributors examine oppressed and vulnerable groups, struggles by workers and clients on the job and in the community, dilemmas of practice in conservative contexts, and strategies for ending racism, sexism, ageism, heterosexism, and discrimination of persons who are disabled and psychologically distressed.


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