Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:30pm – 9:00pm
NYU – King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Are Hispanics becoming white? Are Latin@s a race? How can we account for race and ethnicity in ways that best represent our interests? Can a Census form really capture our social realities?
Join a distinguished panel of experts for a dialogue on race, Latin@s, and the U.S. Census.
Angelo Falcón is president of the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) and editor of its Network on Latino Issues. He has been actively involved in U.S. census issues, servings Chair of the Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population and the Steering Committee of the Census information Centers Program. His publications include Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Perspectives on American Politics.
Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores is associate professor of sociology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her interdisciplinary research centers on how urban space mediates community and social inequality.She is the author of Locked In, Locked Out: Gated Communities of the Rich and Poor in a Puerto Rican City, examines race, class and gender inequality as manifested in public housing and gated communities.
Nicholas Jones is the Director of Race & Ethnic Research and Outreach of the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, where he leads a research team that analyzes Census Bureau data on race and ethnicity and develops tables, reports, and presentations that yield insights to the country's changing diversity. He has done extensive research on multiple-race children and interracial families.
Nancy López is associate professor of sociology and director and co-founder of the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice at the University of New Mexico. She is co-editor of Mapping 'Race': A Critical Reader in Health Disparities Research. Her current work focuses on the creation of meaningful conceptualizations of "race" as a dynamic multi-dimensional and multi-level social construction. The daughter of Dominican immigrants, she was born in New York City and raised in public housing.
Edward E. Telles teaches courses in race, ethnicity and immigration, with a special emphasis on Latin America and Latinos, at Princeton University. He is the director of the Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA) which empirically examines race and ethnicity across Latin America. His books include Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race and. Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America (forthcoming, October 2014)
“Making Race Count in the Census,” is part of the public programming leading up to our second transnational conference Afro-Latin@s Now: Race Counts! to be held in New York City on October 23-25, 2014.
This presentation is generously supported by grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the NYU Africa-Diaspora Forum, Dept. of History
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