October 26, 1998
Jonathan Fox, associate professor of Latin American and Latino studies, coordinated a two-day conference, "Lessons from Mexico-U.S. Bi-National Civil Society Coalitions," in July. The conference drew U.S. and Mexican participants from trade unions, universities, and environmental, farmer, and human rights groups, as well as immigrant and Latino rights organizations. UCSC cosponsors included LALS, the Chicano/Latino Research Center, and the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies. The Mexico-U.S. Diálogos Program also sponsored the meeting. The event was funded by a grant the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. UC Mexus has funded the translation of the conference papers.
Manuel Pastor, chair of Latin American and Latino studies, participated in a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., on race. The meeting, "Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States," was sponsored by
In a letter to participants, President Clinton wrote that he hopes to "look to the information and discussions presented during this conference as a key resource in the development of my own upcoming report on race to the American people."
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