All eyes are on Latinos in the United States, who became the largest minority voting group for the first time in American history in the 2020 general election. While Republicans experienced the promise of the Latino vote, the Democrats’ performance put them at peril. Now questions about the political, social and cultural landscapes seem unresolved. Join the LBJ School for a three-part series on the Latino landscape, unpacking what happened in 2020; demography and what so many people get wrong about destiny; what lies ahead; and the ongoing transformation of what it means to be Latino/a.
SESSION 1 | JANUARY 27 AT 6 PM CT: Latinos and the 2020 Election: A Post-Mortem
Latino policy and news media experts join the LBJ School on Wednesday, January 27 at 6 pm CT for the first in a four-part series on the Latino electorate. Experts will unpack the 2020 election: how Latinos voted and why, what it takes to win, and lessons learned.
SESSION 2 | MARCH 1: A Deep Dive – Texas & the Latino Electorate
Part II happens live on March 1 at 6 pm CT. Tío Bernie author Chuck Rocha and journalist Cecilia Ballí join Dr. DeFrancesco Soto for a deep dive on Latino social, cultural and political dimensions in Texas.
SESSION 3 | MARCH 24: Is Demography Destiny? Latinos, The Census, & What Lies Ahead
Part III of this series features Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He will give us insight into Latinos, the census and what lies ahead.