Public Forum: The Power to Swing the Election? Black and Latina/o Voters in 2012
Tue, October 30, 2012 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin
What are the larger implications of Black and Latino/a voter participation in the 2012 Presidential election? How does the struggle for representation and political power in the United States become muddled or elucidated by conversations about racial identity? Black Studies and Mexican American Studies faculty and students will discuss Black and Latina/o participation in the 2012 election and what this means for the University, Texas and the United States.
The following faculty members are scheduled to participate: Victoria Defrancesco Soto (LBJ School of Public Affairs), Jason Casellas (Department of Governmenta and Center for Mexican American Studies), Frank Guridy (Department of History, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, and John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies), and Stephen Marshall (Department of American Studies, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies Department, and John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies). Domino R. Perez (Department of English and Center for Mexican American Studies) will be the moderator.
This forum is co-sponored by the Center for Mexican American Studies, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the African and African Disapora Studies Department, and the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.