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Jose J. Soto, J.D.

Vice President
Affirmative Action Equity and Diversity
South West Community College
Lincoln, Nebraska

Jose J. Soto has worked in the areas of mental health and education for the past 25 years. Mr. Soto is a founding member of the National Cultural Competency Initiative Resource Committee to the National Policy Center for Children’s Mental Health Services, at the Georgetown University Child Development Center (Washington D.C.). He has planned and served on the faculty of various state and national training institutes on cultural competence issues in the delivery of health, mental health and other human services and helped write “Developing Culturally Competent Systems of Care for Children and Families.”

Since 1992, Mr. Soto has served as Vice President for Affirmative Action/Equity/Diversity at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, has also served as a management and children’s services consultant for the Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, D.C.) and has monitored and assessed children’s mental health service system and programs in Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico, Kansas, New Mexico, California, Vermont, Indiana, Connecticut, and Tennessee. He is a consultant to the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health. The Technical Assistance Partnership supports system of care development in Latino communities in El Paso, TX and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 
     
 
     

Robert Jensen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He also is director of the Senior Fellows Program, the honors program of the College of Communications.

In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men's violence. In more recent work, he has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism. In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for popular media, both alternative and mainstream. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics, and race have appeared in newspapers around the country.

Jensen is the author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (Peter Lang, 2001); co-author with Gail Dines and Ann Russo of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality (Routledge, 1998); and co-editor with David S. Allen of Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression (New York University Press, 1995)

 
     
 
     

Saki Cabrera, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
S.C. Associates – Strengthening Communities
Fairfield, California

Saki Cabrera has led various federally funded and local research projects and has developed, implemented and evaluated community programs focused on education, vocation and health among youth. Her overall interests include evaluation research, program development and implementation (focused on blending theory with practice), grant writing and providing resources to disadvantaged communities. She is especially interested in assisting youth to realize their true worth and contributions to the community.

A native of Bronx, New York, Saki earned her doctorate and masters degrees at Claremont Graduate University, with a concentration in applied social psychology and evaluation research. She graduated summa cum laude at Iona College with a bachelor of arts, with a double major in psychology and humanistic communications. She is currently a member of the American Evaluation Association, American Psychological Association, and American Public Health Association. She has presented at various conferences and has published on the topic of maladaptive behavior among Hispanic/Latino youth. Saki serves on the Health Professions Education Foundation board and tutors youth in the community.