Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute

The Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute Co-Sponsored the 2015 Conference “Latinos, the Voting Rights Act, and Political Engagement.”

Sun, January 14, 2018
The Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute Co-Sponsored the 2015 Conference “Latinos, the Voting Rights Act, and Political Engagement.”
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The Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute co-sponsored the 2015 conference “Latinos, the Voting Rights Act, and Political Engagement.”

The event was held on November 12th at the Thompson Conference Center on the UT-Austin campus. Registration was free.

“In 1975, the expansion and extension of the Voting Rights Act advanced the rights of Mexican Americans and other Latinos. It was only one of several developments of the 1960s and 1970s that led to greater Latino political engagement: the War on Poverty programs provided new resources, perspectives and leadership opportunities for Latinos. Simultaneously, more Latinos become active in collective bargaining, which also led to greater political leverage.  The Latinos, the Voting Rights Act and Political Engagement Conference seeks to explore the Latino experience with the Voting Rights Act and the broader experience of political engagement among U.S. Latinos for the time period of the 1960s through today.”

The main conference sponsor was the Voces Oral History Project (“Giving Voice to the American Latino Experience”).  This conference adds a new dimension to its award-winning interviews of Latino veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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  • Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute

    University of Texas at Austin
    Mailcode A1800
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-232-7277