El Conversatorio

What is El Conversatorio ?

El conversatorio is a one-hour informal virtual talk open to the Spanish-speaking community at S&T. This initiative is aptly called El conversatorio as in Spanish “conversar” means to discuss and share ideas in a group setting. Guest speakers from different areas of the Spanish-speaking world will share their thoughts on current events and issues. After a brief presentation of 15-20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session, participants will have an opportunity to interact with each other and practice their Spanish. 

The fall 2021 series of El conversatorio will take place once a month. A Zoom link and password will be provided and all meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m..

Questions? Email Dr. M Emilia Barbosa at barbosam@mst.edu 


Guest Speaker Pamela Cappas-Toro

"Programas educativos universitarios dentro de espacios carcelarios"
"Educational University Programs Inside of Carceral Spaces

Presented via Zoom| 5:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28
Free and open to the public


Dr. Pamela Cappas-Toro earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana and is currently an Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. While completing her doctorate, Dr. Cappas-Toro joined the Educational Justice Program (EJP), a college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impact of higher education for incarcerated persons. She taught ESL, Latinx studies, and Afro-Latin American workshops during her time with the EJP. Her passion for social justice and undergraduate education prompted her in 2015 to co-found and co-direct the Community Education Project, an in-prison liberal arts higher education initiative based in Florida.