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Latinx Policy Issues In The 21st Century Lecture Series Begins Feb. 1

January 24, 2017

Latinx conference presentationThe Carlos H. Cantu Education and Opportunity Endowment will host the keynote lecture for the spring series of its 2016-17 lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 1 focused on highlighting and discussing issues faced by the Latino community. The spring lecture and dialogue will be led by Dr. Marta Tienda, director of Latino Studies and Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, and Demographic Studies at Princeton University.

During last fall’s semester, the lecture series covered topics such as religious politics, the history of bilingual education in Texas, Latino politics, and education attainment of Latino immigrants. The spring semester lecture series will continue this discussion.

The keynote lecture by Tienda is titled, “Public Education and the Social Contract in an Age of Diversity and Division,” a dialogue for all students and professors. The following lectures will focus on issues of higher education, housing social vulnerability in the colonias of Texas, and social identity in Tejano music.

Tienda’s lecture and subsequent lectures will be held in Rudder 301 at 5:30 pm. There will be a reception to follow for attendees to meet the speakers.
List of Spring Semester Speakers:

Marta Tienda, “Public Education and The Social Contract in an Age of Diversity and Division,” Feb. 1

Shannon Van Zandt, “Social Vulnerability and Disaster Recovery in the Colonias of the Lower Rio Grande Valley,”  March 2

Luis Ponjuan “Latino Males in Education,” April 13

Maria Irene Moyna, “Hey, baby! ¿Qué pasó?: Performing Bilingual Identities in Tejano Music,” May 4


More information, time, and dates can be found at

Direct questions to Apolonia Calderon at 956-534-1330 or


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