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Fostering diversity in public policy conference to be held at UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs on Friday (Nov. 17)

Policy issues relevant to communities of color will be the focus of a one-day conference at The University of Texas at Austin on Friday (Nov. 17). Registration for the conference at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is free and open to the public.

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AUSTIN, Texas—Policy issues relevant to communities of color will be the focus of a one-day conference at The University of Texas at Austin on Friday (Nov. 17). Registration for the conference at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is free and open to the public.

The opening session will take place at 9 a.m. in Bass Lecture Hall, located in the basement of the LBJ School in Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 3, on the corner of Red River and Dean Keeton.

Panel sessions will address economic development, education, immigration, health care, environmental racism, community-based change and advocacy. In addition, the conference will serve as the first building block in creating an association for public policy professionals of color.

Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will provide the keynote address, and UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner will present the welcoming address.

The conference, titled Fostering Diversity in Public Policy,is hosted by the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellows and the Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC). It was developed to engage PPIA alumni and fellows, LBJ School alumni, policy professionals and students in dialogue concerning policy issues relevant to communities of color.

For further information about scheduling and registration, contact Megan Scarborough at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, (512) 471-8954, or visit Web site address: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~paacc/conference