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Politics, Civic Engagement, and Local Power


Oct 25 2016


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Politics, Civic Engagement, and Local Power

[ Image: Juliana Cabrales, “2016 Primary Election Profile: North Carolina”, 2016 ]


Politics, Civic Engagement, and Local Power

With Mauricio Castro, Juliana Cabrales, and Tim Eakins

Join us for a conversation with a panel of North Carolina community organizers and activists as they discuss the political power of the growing Latino community in North Carolina. Tracing first the historical development of the Latino community in the state, our guests also will examine political and demographic developments in the state, as well as the significance of the 2016 elections on our local communities. The panelists include Mauricio Castro, Community Organizer for the NC Latino Coalition, Co-founder of El Centro Latino (Orange Co.), BOD of El Centro Hispano & United Way of the Greater Triangle: Orange Co.; Juliana Cabrales, Mid-Atlantic Director of Civic Engagement at National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO); and Tim Eakins, NC Director of America’s Voice. Yuridia Ramírez, Ph.D. Candidate in Duke University’s History Department, will be moderating the panel. Her dissertation work explores the new racialized identifications that surge in the wake of Mexican migration in North Carolina. See this 2014 United Press International article about the work these panelists have previously done together advocating for NC Latino voters during the midterm election.

Light dinner served. This talk is the first part of our The State of Latinos in NC series during the 2016-17 academic year, a Latino migration-specfic portion of the ongoing Forum for Scholars and Publics’ “Borders Beyond the Border” project. 

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