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TEDxFAUJupiter | From Mexico to the US: Advocating for Social Justice | Dr. Cristobal Salinas Jr.

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

May 11, 2016

This talk provides insight to a personal experience of realities faced in the transition from Mexico to the United States. It highlights opportunities to advocate for social justice issues on a personal level. This talk is based on research and personal example.

Dr. Cristobal Salinas is the Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University. He previously served as the College of Design’s multicultural liaison officer at Iowa State University, where he provided assistance and guidance in understanding issues of diversity in the college setting and beyond. He holds a B.A. in Spanish Education and ESL from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education, both from Iowa State University. He coauthored Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment. Cristobal is the co-founder and Managing Editor for the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. His research promotes access and quality in higher education, and explores the social, political, and economic context of education opportunities for historically marginalized communities, with an emphasis on Latino/a communities.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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