LATINX CIVIL RIGHTS WEBINAR SERIES
Part of the TAMU Law Answers webinar series
► See the webinar series video playlist here.
We encourage students, lawyers, and community leaders who care about Latinx civil rights to join us in these discussions. Our goal is to engage a variety of people in a multi-generational conversation that helps us understand the challenges and opportunities that Latinxs are experiencing in the United States.
Webinars were held every other Tuesday at 2:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Pacific, throughout the Fall 2020 semester. Please click on the video links below.
- Introduction to the Network for Justice
September 1, 2020
The Network for Justice, a project of the American Bar Foundation's Future of Latinos in the United States initiative, works to build a network that engages the legal academy, lawyers, policy makers, students, and community leaders to transform Latinx civil rights through sustained collaboration.
- Who Counts?: The Census, Reapportionment, & Redistricting in the Latinx Community
September 15, 2020
Examine the challenges and opportunities for Latinx communities arising out of the 2020 Census count and its subsequent impact this community’s voting rights.
- The Criminalization of Latinx Immigrants and its Relationship with Black Lives Matter
October 13, 2020
Examine the relationship between mass incarceration and immigrant detention and how the dynamics of racism, anti-Blackness, xenophobia, and transphobia are manifested through these penal systems.
- Latinx & Higher Education: Affirmative Action & the Commitment of Hispanic Serving Institutions
October 27, 2020
Examine the current state of federal law governing affirmative action/diversity admission programs at institutions of higher learning including the recent federal court challenge to Harvard University’s use of race in its admissions program and California's Prop 16.
- The Latinx Community in the 2020 Election & Beyond
Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities.
Examine the implications of the 2020 election and look to the future of Latinx law and policy in the United States.
November 10, 2020
The Network for Justice
The Network for Justice is a project of the American Bar Foundation committed to transforming Latinx civil rights through sustained collaboration among community organizations, the practicing bar, scholars, law, and policy schools. This project is a part of “The Future of Latinos in the United States: Law, Opportunity, and Mobility,” - an initiative that explores how law and policy shapes the incorporation of Latinxs across the nation through four key drivers of opportunity and mobility: immigration; education; economic participation; and political participation and civic engagement. You can learn more about what the project already has done by going to our website: futureoflatinos.org.
While some of the panelists are attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinars should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.