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  • Rally for Education Equality
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    Rally for Education Equality

    The Close the Gap: Equality in Education Rally was held on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Various civil rights leaders and education reformers…

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  • Democratic National Convention Day 3 Afternoon
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3 Afternoon

    Democratic Party leaders spoke about party platform issues and Senator John Kerry’s candidacy for president. Proceedings also included entertainment and short videos highlighting issues.

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  • Hispanic Issues
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    Hispanic Issues

    Mr. Yzaguirre spoke about Bush administration policies and how they affect the Hispanic community. He also talked about political organizing efforts and voter education. Following his…

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  • Election Reform Legislation
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    Election Reform Legislation

    Participants talked to reporters about proposed legislation to reform election laws. The measure was due before the Senate in the coming days and they urged legislators to enact reform to…

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  • Race Ethnicity and Culture
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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Participants talked about the role of religion and ethnicity in communities after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Among the issues they addressed were civil rights, evangelism, and…

    368 views
  • Immigration Legalization Issues
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    Immigration Legalization Issues

    Participants talked about Mexican President Vicente Fox’s upcoming state visit to address concerns over reports that the White House may be slowing down its immigration-relation…

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  • Immigration Fairness and Naturalization Issues
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    Immigration Fairness and Naturalization Issues

    Panelists discussed how Republicans and Democrats have addressed the issues of immigration and naturalization and about legislation being considered in Congress that would establish fair…

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  • Hispanic Public Policy Issues
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    Hispanic Public Policy Issues

    Ms. Echaveste spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, the current debate over how to utilize the budget surplus, and about what it means for the Hispanic community. Mr. Yzaguirre talked…

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  • Police Brutality in Minority Communities
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    Police Brutality in Minority Communities

    Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.

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  • Police Brutality
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    Police Brutality

    Representatives of civil rights organizations spoke to reporters about police brutality and unequal treatment of minorities by law enforcement. They called on the president to convene a national summit…

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  • Washington Journal Feature
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    Washington Journal Feature

    Mr. Yzaguirre discussed headline news and the role of Latinos in the midterm elections and U.S. politics. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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  • Race and Ethnicity
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    Race and Ethnicity

    Panelist discussed the trend in American society to dicriminate on the basis of ethnicity as well as race. They focused on how language and culture are being used to discriminate against…

    163 views
  • Hispanic Education
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    Hispanic Education

    Mr. Yzaguirre announced the release of a report on Hispanic education which examines Hispanic participation rates and offers recommendations for improving Hispanic education. Educators…

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  • Youth and Race Relations
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    Youth and Race Relations

    Youth leaders gathered to discuss issues of race and racial tension among young Americans. Several educators, members of civil rights organizations and community activists talked about the…

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  • Housing Discrimination
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    Housing Discrimination

    Participants spoke about the importance of equality in housing opportunities, both in housing and lending. Secretary Cuomo stated that while much progress has been made the Department of…

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  • Mexican Immigration
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    Mexican Immigration

    President Zedillo talked about the importance of protecting Mexican immigrants to the United States. He stressed that they have the same rights as other immigrants and that Mexico must help…

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  • Latino and Immigrant Rights Rally
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    Latino and Immigrant Rights Rally

    A national march and rally was held to voice concerns about immigration, affirmative action, education, the minimum wage, and Latino issues. Participants met earlier at Malcolm X Park and…

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  • English as Official Language
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    English as Official Language

    The participants opposed pending legislation in the Senate which would make English the official language of the U.S. They took questions from the press.

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  • Building Stronger Communities
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    Building Stronger Communities

    Panelists discussed how to motivate various constituencies and foster cooperation among many groups to reinforce community structures and values in the immediate and long-term future. They…

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  • Hispanic Supreme Court Justice
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    Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

    Participants briefed reporters on the need for a Hispanic Supreme Court justice. They called on the nation’s leaders to nominate more Hispanic judges, including one for the Supreme Court,…

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