Demography, Redistricting and Power - UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Explore the power of population studies to effect systemic change, discover the historical roots of today's fight for minority-majority voting districts and hear about the contentious 2020 census in this series presented by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. The event honored urban planning pioneer Leo Estrada, a lifelong champion of equal representation.
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Quality data is paramount to ensuring equal representation. If we don't know who is living in our communities, we can't create and maintain the systems needed to care for and support those people. In this panel discussion, experts on data collection, Chicano studies and urban planning discuss the challenges of getting good data, and how to turn data into action. This panel was part of a day long symposium celebrating the life and legacy of Leo Estrada, who spent 40-years at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA.
Date: 8/4/2019
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The history of the U.S. census is riddled with examples of efforts to exclude immigrants and minorities. Arturo Vargas, president and CEO of the NALEO Educational Fund discusses that history, and the ongoing fight to make sure everyone living in the country is counted fairly and accurately. Vargas focuses much of his talk on the controversial proposal to require undocumented immigrants to identify themselves, which he calls a scare tactic aimed at decreasing representation in Washington. He details other challenges ahead, and what must be done to overcome them.
Recorded on 05/31/2019.
Date: 8/2/2019
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Higher education has long lacked diversity. This panel of academics, who crossed path with late UCLA professor Leo Estrada at various points in their lives, discusses the lessons learned from his unique form of mentorship. They explain how making it in academia can be especially difficult for people from underrepresented communities, and how Estradas methods could be used to help get more students from those communities through higher education.
Date: 7/31/2019 Hits/Views: 156
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