The Annual LatCrit Planning Retreat (APR) was inaugurated in conjunction with LatCrit VI to provide a space for short, medium and long term planning. Each year since, these planning Retreats have met in small plenary sessions immediately after the Annual Conference at a nearby site to develop specific projects or proposals. Like the Annual Conference, the Annual Planning Retreat is open to all interested folks (invitations and notices are included in various mailings soliciting interest and participation). Persons interested in programmatic development should plan to join us at these Retreats because much of the community-building and institution-building work is accomplished in these small-scale sessions.