(Nov. 11, 2013) -- The Policy Studies Center in the UTSA College of Public Policy, in partnership with La Fe Policy Research and Education Center, New America Media and Kidswell, Texas, recently hosted a media briefing at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event brought together academics, grass-roots activists, lawyers and public policy professionals to discuss trends having an impact on the future of children of color in Texas.
Panelists for the evening included Rogelio Saenz, dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy; Anne Dunkelberg, associate director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities; Maria "Cuca" Robledo Montecel, executive director of the Intercultural Development Research Association; and David Hinojosa, regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The moderator was Juan H. Flores, executive director of La Fe Policy Research and Education Center.
The panel addressed topics involving the future of children of color in Texas including recent demographic shifts, changes in education policy, health insurance coverage and recent legal challenges to school funding.
According to several panelists, Texas is on track to severely undercut the educational efforts of many children of color because of recent policy changes. Panelists spoke on the importance of policymakers recognizing children of color as assets rather than liabilities.
Media representatives from across Texas participated or watched the event via streaming media and participated in a question-and-answer session. View the webcast at Nocastsa.com.
The UTSA College of Public Policy includes the undergraduate criminal justice and public administration programs, and the graduate justice policy, public administration, social work and applied demography programs.
The College of Engineering invites you to the Tech Symposium showcasing innovative student projects & research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium will not only include work in engineering, but also advances achieved in business and science.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Historical Trumpets and Flutes are premier chamber ensembles within the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. actively serving their community and official military ceremonies will perform at UTSA. The concert is free and open to the public.
Arts Building, Band Rehearsal Hall (ARTS 2.03.20), Main Campus
Free presentation: Join us as we take a virtual tour of La Provence led by Claudia Carvalho. You will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in France and French culture by experiencing it from a touristical and cultural perspective.
McKinney Humanities (MH 2.01.04), Main Campus
Please join us for a free research symposium of nationally renowned scholars who will share their insights on 21st century educational policies and the climate they foster for today's schools, teachers and students.
Durango Building, Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The unofficial Fiesta event is an alcohol-free party that's a favorite among the UTSA community and San Antonio families. There will be free food, live music and other activities. Students will also be able to test out texting and driving and drunk driving simulators.
Paseo, Main Campus
United to Serve is a System-wide volunteer initiative involving UT System students, administrators, faculty and staff. Join fellow Roadrunner volunteers for this kickoff event prior to volunteering.
University Center Lawn, Main Campus
UTSA Music Biz Day is an annual music symposium for the San Antonio community and students to network with music professionals and learn about how to get involved in the industry independent of experience. The event is free and open to all.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Policy Studies Center is hosting its first statewide Latino Policy Symposium to address public policies that contribute to the well-being of Latino families. The theme is Path to Power and Prosperity. This working summit provides an opportunity for public agencies, non-profits to review the impact of local and state policies targeting education, labor/employment/housing, and health and human services.
Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
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