Tag: Civil Rights

REFRAMING TOPICS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

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Marc Rodriguez
"The Tejano Diaspora in Action: Texas, Wisconsin, and the Civil and Labor Rights Movement of the 1960s"
Tuesday, April 14, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar
Wednesday, April 15, 11 am, 5243 Humanities
"The Jury Right in Comparative Context: Reconsidering Hernandez v. Texas"
Wednesday, April 15, 4 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law School)

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

MARC RODRIGUEZ (Ph.D., History, Northwestern University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of History and Law at the University of Notre Dame. Working within the fields of Mexican American and American legal history, Professor Rodriguez focuses on the relationship between migration, ethnicity, youth politics, state reform, and labor after 1945. He recently completed two edited volumes dealing with international and North American migration in comparative context. Rodriguez is currently completing his first book, tentatively titled Mexican Americanism: The Tejano Diaspora and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin after 1950 (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press), which details the growth of Mexican American politics among migrants and activists in both Texas and Wisconsin after 1950. His new research project is an examination of the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments with an emphasis on the struggle for jury representation for Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women.

The Schools We Need: The Pursuit of Equity and Justice in American Education

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Pedro Noguera
“Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century”
Wednesday, October 29, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 30, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science
“Transforming Schools: The limits and Possibilities of School Reform”
Thursday, October 30, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

PEDRO NOGUERA is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Dr. Noguera’s scholarship and research focus on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions and the factors that obstruct and promote student achievement. He is the author of several books, including: The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada; City Schools and the American Dream; Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools; The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education; Creating the Opportunity to Learn; Invisible No More: Understanding and Responding to the Disenfranchisement of Latino Males; and Schooling for Resilience. 

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