The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law
September 17, 11:00 am
September 17, 12:20 pm
On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s forefathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, ending the Constitutional Convention. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day, scheduled on Sept. 17 each year. In observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Political Science program in the Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program are co-sponsoring Associate Professor Dr. Adrian Clark’s lecture, The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law. Dr. Clark will examine redistricting in the context of our nation’s evolving search on how to effectively balance majority rule with the protection of minority rights in an era of increased racial and political polarization. This event is free and open to the public.