Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference

Date of Release: 10/19/2006

SAN MARCOS —Texas State University-San Marcos will host the third semi-annual Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference Nov. 1-4 on the Texas State campus.

The conference will consist of dozens of presentations, lectures and performances, and will examine how race and ethnicity affect the sense of place in our lives. The conference will feature many prominent speakers and cover a variety of newsworthy topics, including immigration, U.S.-Middle East relations, racism, race and ethnicity in higher education, and the role of race and ethnicity in healthcare, among many others. Keynote speakers will include:

* John Duke Anthony, president of the Council on U.S.-Arab Relations on the future implications of U.S. foreign policy in the Arab and Islamic World. (8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2)
* Denise M. Trauth, president of Texas State; George C. Wright, president of Prairie View A&M; and Lois B. DeFleur, president of Binghamton University on race and ethnicity in higher education. (Noon Thursday, Nov. 2)
* Bernard Rapoport, founder and former president of American Income Life Insurance; Donald Zale, former chairman and CEO of Zale’s; and Fred Zeidman, chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council on Jewish leadership in Texas. (Noon Friday, Nov. 3)

Dozens of additional topics will be covered on both days. A full schedule of the conference may be seen here: http://rep-conference.binghamton.edu/html/programs.htm

Most speakers are available for individual media interviews. Arrangements may be made by contacting Lawrence Estaville at (512) 245-7618.

The conference is co-sponsored by Texas State, Binghamton University, Howard University, St. Philip’s College and the Association of American Geographers.

Media Advisory: Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference

What: Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference
When: Nov. 1-4, 2006
Where: LBJ Student Center, Texas State University-San Marcos
Contact: Lawrence Estaville at (512) 245-7618 or REP3@geo.txstate.edu