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CSUF Hosts Hermanos Unidos National Leadership Conference

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Cal State Fullerton hosted the Hermanos Unidos National Leadership Conference Feb. 18, with more than 500 in attendance from 15 schools across the state. The conference theme, “La Revoluci√≥n,” focused on overcoming barriers through educational and social empowerment.

Several faculty, staff and students presented on a variety of topics, including:

  • Alexandro Gradilla, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, on “Male Friendships and Hermandad” and “Political Efficacy”
  • Brady Heiner, assistant professor of philosophy and director of Project Rebound, on “School to Prison Pipeline”
  • Vincent T. Harris, director of the Male Success Initiative, on “Queer Masculinity”
  • Vincent Vigil, director of Student Life and Leadership, on “LGBTQ Hermanos”
  • Higher education graduate students Moises Alvarado on “Leadership Development” and Miguel Huerta on “Balancing Time and Academics”
  • Criminal justice major Lazaro Gonzalez on “Hermanos Unidos Traditions and History”

The co-chairs of CSUF’s “familia” of Hermanos Unidos are ethnic studies majors Rudy J. Aguilar and Jorge Ordorica.