Thursday, April 10, 2008

Latino Issues Forum

Latino Issues Forum:

DATE: Saturday, April 12, 2008

TIME: 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Our Lady of the Lake University
411 S.W. 24th St.
Providence West Social Room

DETAILS: Free panel discussion features
five of the area's top researchers on Hispanic issues.

Speakers include:

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, associate director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Rivas-Rodriguez spearheaded a campaign to include interviews with Hispanic veterans in a PBS documentary on World War II.

Rodolfo Rosales, associate professor of political science at UTSA, is co-editor of six-city Latino Urban Agency, which addresses the political diversity in the Latino community that emerges out of the differing historical and economic conditions from city to city.

Karl Eschbach, interim director of the Texas State Data Center and associate professor at the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research at the UTSA, has studied demographic information relating to racial and ethnic populations.

Federico Subervi is director of Latinos and Media Project and professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Texas State University in San Marcos. His research includes Hispanic Journalists Network Brownout in 2005: The portrayal of Latinos in Network Television News.

Dr. Liliana Oakes is a resident geriatric coordinator for curriculum development in the department of Family and Community Medicine at the UTHSC in San Antonio. Her research includes primary and multidisciplinary care of the elderly and end of life issues.
Sponsored by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists