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Professor Maria Chavez selected for 2021-23 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau

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July 2, 2021

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that Professor Maria Chavez has been selected as a Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presenter for the 2021-23 season.

In communities throughout Washington State, Speakers Bureau presenters give free public presentations on a wide variety of specialized topics. The roster of 34 Speakers Bureau presenters is made up of professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others – all chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. To reach as many Washingtonians as possible, they partner with a wide range of organizations, including libraries, schools, museums, community centers, and many more, to host and publicize these events around the state.

Professor Chavez’s presentation topic is a part of the Race & Identity series and is titled, “How Latina/Latino Representation Can Improve Democracy”.  Professor Chavez draws from interviews, policy analysis, and personal experience, investigating the obstacles contributing to this underrepresentation and explores ideas for how to move toward a more inclusive society and a healthier multiracial democracy.

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For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Asia Lara at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.