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Politics, Public Policy, Latino Communities and the 2010 Census

Date & time

Mar 24, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.

John A. Garcia is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona and Visiting Research Professor and Director of the Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR. Professor Garcia's research interests include the acquisition and utilization of social capital for political engagement, coalition formation among minority communities; and the social construction of ethnic and racial identity and political involvement. His research has resulted in the participation in the National Chicano Survey (1979), the Latino National Political Survey (1989-90), and Latino National Survey (LNS) (2005-06).

As we rapidly approach another round of the decennial census, attention will focus upon the challenges associated with counting accurately a very diverse public. This presentation examines the decennial process by focusing upon the Latino community and the range of operational, political, and policy-related issues that connects this community to a constitutionally mandated provision. What is conducted on a ten-year cycle can be framed as a symptomatic of the political development of this community in the American political system.

Co-sponsors are Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies, Latina/o Studies at the American Culture Program, Department of Political Science, Political Scientists of Color, and the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP).