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Drawing Lines in the Sand: The Texas Latino Community and Redistricting 2001

Friday, April 13, 2001
The University of Texas School of Law


Presented By
Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights



Opening Remarks, 9:00a.m. - 10:15a.m.

William Powers, Dean, The University of Texas School of Law



Panel 1. The History of Latinos and Redistricting in Texas, 9:15 10:15a.m.

A discussion of the history of redistricting in Texas, the role of the Latino community, and the role history plays in redistricting litigation.

Dr. Henry Flores, William C. Velasquez Institute
Jose Garza, Esq.



Panel 2. Redistricting Legislative Issues: Implications for the Latino Community, 10:15a.m. - 11:45a.m.

A discussion of the legislature's central role in redrawing federal and state district maps, the concerns of the Latino communities, and how changes in the Latino community affect legislative considerations.

The Honorable Delwin Jones, Chair, House Committee on Redistricting
Jeff Archer, Texas Legislative Council
Jon Snare, General Counsel, Senate Committee on Redistricting



Lunch, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.



Panel 3. Redistricting Legal Issues and Implications for the Latino Community, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

A discussion of the legal considerations in the redistricting process, the legal challenges to the process and its results, and the effect these challenges, decisions, and considerations have on the Latino community.

Steve Bickerstaff, Esq., Bickerstaff, Heath, Smiley, Pollan, Kever & McDaniel, LLP
Mr. Renea Hicks, Esq.
Mr. Douglas Markham, Esq.
Ms. Nina Perales, Esq., Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF)
Mr. Rolando Rios, Esq.



Panel 4. Latino Coalitions: Affecting the Process, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Representatives from a coalition of Latino organizations will speak regarding their efforts to affect the redistricting process via coalition building and investments in technology.

Mr. Robert Aguinaga, William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)
Mr. David Almager, Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF)
Mr. Hector De Leon, National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Dr. Henry Flores, William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)
Dr. Vincent Ramos, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)



Panel 5. Redistricting Issues Across the Country: The Texas Analogy, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

A comparative discussion of redistricting efforts in Latino communities across the country.

Prof. Andy Hernandez, St. Mary's University
Jesse Romero, Director, Center for Policy Alternatives, Southwest Policy Leaders
Will Harrell, Executive Director, ACLU of Texas



Publications Editors Contacts
Russell Whitmire, Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
Elsa Manzanares, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

Symposium Organizers
Adam Ambrogi, Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
Sabine Mora, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
Jeremy Wright, Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

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Laura Vel Garcia, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

Technology
Alberto Mesta, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

AV Support
Denise Margo, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

Travel
Celia Balli, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

Catering
Siobhan Stiglitz, Texas Forum on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights

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Tino Gallegos, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

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Vickie Vertiz, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy

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