Let's Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue
A Panel Discussion Moderated by President Daniele C. Struppa
Office of the President
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Let’s Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue
A Panel Discussion with the Authors - Moderated by President Daniele C. Struppa
Copies of Let's Chat will be available for purchase and signatures from the authors.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level
Meet the Authors:
• Suzanne SooHoo
o Professor - Jack H. and Paula A. Hassinger Chair in Education, Attallah College of Educational Studies
o Suzanne SooHoo is the Endowed Hassinger Chair in Education, the Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, and an Honorary Director of the Critical Pedagogy Research Center at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. Her most recent publication with co-editor, Peter McLaren is The Radical Imagine-Nation: Journal of Public Pedagogy. Former school principal and director of the University of California, Irvine School University Partnership, Suzanne is currently university liaison of the Chapman University-Padres Unidos Partnership, a grass roots, non-profit organization. She conducts research and teaches classes in critical pedagogy and culturally responsive qualitative methodologies. She joins her colleagues and students as cultural workers within local and international contexts.
• Patricia R. Huerta
o Padres Unidos – Co-Founder, Board President
o Patricia Huerta currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Padres Unidos a grass roots, non-profit organization. She received an A.A. from Cypress College, a B.S. in Human Services from California State University Fullerton, a Master’s in Social Work from California State University San Bernardino and a Master’s in Catechism from the Dioceses of Orange. Patricia worked as the Parenting Coordinator for Orange County’s Department of Children and Family Services for over a decade. Her 30 years of experience working with parents and families has made her a sought out public speaker. In recognition for her advocacy of families, Patricia has been an OC Blue Ribbon finalist, Telemundo 52 Padres Heroes, OC Women Making a Difference Award and more.
• Patricia R. Perales Huerta-Meza
o Padres Unidos - Division Director, Adult & Youth Forensic Services
o Patty Perales Huerta-Meza is the Division Director for Padres Unidos’ Adult and Youth Forensic Services. Dr. Huerta-Meza received her Master’s in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2011 and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015. She completed a competitive practicum placement with the California Institution for Men, Chino. She is an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University and Argosy University. Her areas of interest include strengthening communities, multicultural mental health, treatment of shame, trauma, and forensic and correctional treatment. She has presented at numerous local, national and international conferences.
• Timothy Bolin
o Padres Unidos - Organizational Development Strategist
o Timothy Bolin is an alum of Chapman University's Attallah College of Educational Studies. He works as an Organizational Development Strategist for the NPO Padres Unidos. His research intersects academic, activist, and community experiences. Presently, he explores radical democratic theory, action, and organizing to frame resistant approaches to far-right political movements, in pursuit of a more democratic future.
• Kevin Stockbridge
o Adjunct, Wilkinson College and Attallah College of Educational Studies
o A queer theorist and critical pedagogue, Dr. Kevin Stockbridge investigates the intersections of identity, power, and spirituality through the multilogical lens of diversity in the classroom and beyond. He is currently a lecturer at Chapman University in Education and Humanities. He has worked with Padres Unidos in positions that have invited for him to transform his intellectual collaboration into practical "walking with." Devoted to a radical ethic of justice and vision of hope, his wish is that this text offers all readers a new way of seeing research partnerships as moments of social and personal transformation