MLK 2013 Kick-off Event: The Influence of Latinos in American Culture & Politics


Come this Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the 4th floor Ampitheatre at the Rackham Building (map) to see keynote speaker Christine Chavez.The granddaughter of Cesar Chavez and political rights activist will talk with a panel of experts about the changing demographics of American Politics and Culture and how the growing Latino population is helping to shape the evolution of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream.

The other panelists speaking are Dr. Anthony D. Perez and Dr. Rogelio Saenz. Dr. Perez is a sociologist and a social demographer and his research interests range from race, ethnicity, and immigration to public policy, social stratification, and mobility. He is the co-author of numerous manuscripts on racial construction and categorization, as well as racial and ethnic identity among the indigenous people of the United States. Dr. Saenz is the Dean of the College of Public Policy and s the author of numerous publications related to Latinos, demography, race and ethnic relations, immigration and inequality. He is a co-editor of the 2008 book Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America.

The expected agenda is as follows:

4:00 pm – 4:45 PM Keynote Speech by Christine Chavez
4:45 pm – 5:30 PM Panel Discussion with Christine Chavez and Panelists
5:30 pm – 6:00 PM Question & Answer Session
6:00 pm – 7:00 PM Reception

For more information about this event, please visit here.

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