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March 18, 2011

Hispanic Legal Rights to be Discussed at New York City Hearing


Latinos who have survived racial violence and experts in the New York Latino community will testify at the third hearing held by the _ Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities on March 25 at New York University Law School. These regional testimonies will be used to foster a discussion about the state of the legal landscape and its impact on Latinos across the country.

WHO: ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

WHAT: Regional hearing on the state of Latinos in New York and the United States

Topics include:

  • Puerto Rican community in N.Y. and the greater United States
  • Voting rights and redistricting
  • Youth in public education/urban school system
  • The effect of the urban environment on Latino health and access to health services for bilingual communities
  • Latino immigrants and the criminal justice system
  • Latinos and their relationship with police and police departments

Latinos who have been victims of racial violence will present  prepared statements about their experiences beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m. Witnesses will include a Latino/a who has been a victim of police brutality, a Latina/o who has been a victim of domestic violence, a Latino/a who has been a survivor of violence by a civilian and a Latino/a student who has been the survivor of school violence.

WHEN: March 25
9 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lipton Hall
New York University Law School
D’Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street, New York City

Commission members from across the country will join commission Chair Cesar L. Alvarez and New York commission member Professor Jenny Rivera at this hearing.