The Carlos M. Ortiz Inaugural Lecture: Celebrating Latinx Counter-narratives: Roots, Strengths, and Success
Guest speaker: Dr. Hector Y. Adames, an MSU alumnus, and his lecture is titled "Celebrating Latinx Counter-narratives: Roots, Strengths, and Success." See bio below
About Carlos M. Ortiz: Carlos, who passed away on October 15, 2015, was a long time member of the Montclair State University community. He started his MSU career as a counselor in the Educational Opportunity Fund Program and served in several capacities at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences both as a professor and Assistant Dean. Carlos was also responsible for founding LASO, whose aim is to provide programming on campus to promote culture, education, and timely discussions associated with Latin America and Latino communities. LASO was established in the 1970’s when there was very limited support for Latinos on campus. Carlos also played an influential role in the development of MSU’s Latino/a Caucus and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. Additionally, Carlos was a well-regarded artist. He was a printmaker and donated some beautiful pieces to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences including the beautiful mural in Dickson Hall. Those who worked with Carlos knew him as a devoted teacher and artist, an inspiring mentor to his students, and a selfless friend. We are pleased to commentate his legacy through an annual lecture.
About Dr. Adames: Dr. Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). By training, he is a neuropsychologist and currently an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus and the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). He is the editor of Latina/o Psychology Today (LPT) and serves on the editorial board of APA’s Division-17 journal, The Counseling Psychologist and the journal, Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. Dr. Adames is the co-author of a textbook focusing on skin-color and physiognomy among U.S. Latino/as titled Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences, published by Routledge Press. He is the co-author of two upcoming books tiled, Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs and Caring for Latinos with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments. His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness. He has earned several awards including the 2014 Distinguished Professional Early Career Award from the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA). Dr. Adames is a proud alumnus of the Psychology Department at Montclair State University. You can follow him on Twitter @HYAdames
Co-Sponsors: The Office of Equity and Diversity, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Psychology Department, The Spanish and Latino Studies Department, The President's Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity (PCAAEOD), The Office of the Provost/VPAA, and The Office of Residence Life