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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Professor to speak about effect of Latinos on Houston economy


With Latinos edging their way out of the minority in the United States, the Center for Mexican American Studies has decided to bring them to the forefront.

The Center will host David Diaz, the director of Urban Studies at California State University at Los Angeles to discuss the Houston economy and how it affects Latinos throughout the U.S. on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Room 224 of the Student Center South.

The lecture, titled “Houston’s Economy, Urban Policy Challenges and the Central Role of Latinos in the Future of Wealth Generation of the Region,” is meant to emphasize community engagement as well as how public policy effects Hispanic communities.

Diaz has written several books on the struggles of Latinos in America and the urban challenges that they face, including “Barrio Urbanism.”

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