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CCRS Fall Symposium Focuses on Race, Politics, Culture

On Oct. 27, the University of Houston-Downtown’s Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) presents the 2020 Fall Symposium on Race, Politics, and Culture, with opening remarks from Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins and a panel discussion moderated by CCRS Fellow and Assistant Professor of History Dr. Jonathan Chism. This discussion addresses many pressing concerns such as safety at the polls, voter suppression, election security, celebrities in politics, and how Harris County residents can exercise their right to vote.

The event will be available to view on the CCRS website and the Center's social media platforms: Facebook and YouTube.

Panelists include:

Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield, Vice President of Voter Services - League of Women Voters-Houston Area

Natalia ‘Nata’ Cornelio, Attorney and Candidate for Judge 351st District Court Harris County

Tarah Taylor, UHD Alumna and Democratic Precinct Chair

Roxanne Werner, Director of Community Relations - Harris County Clerk’s Office

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.