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Taleen Dersdepanian/City Limits
Navigating NYC's New Identity Politics
Beyond The Family: Latino Power at a Crossroads
Fresh Direct Deal Divides Rising Stars
Latinos and the Mayoralty: Who Will Be First?
For Latino Hopefuls, Lessons of Badillo and Ferrer Loom Large
Demographic Changes Shape Latino Aspirations
In the 43 years since the first serious mayoral candidacy by a Latino, the community's numbers in New York have only grown. But to break the ethnic barrier in 2013 or beyond, a Latino candidate must confront barriers that doomed past pioneers, shifting demographics and an ideological minefield. This series looks at the past and present of Latino political engagement in New York—and at the prospects for a future politics where identity politics and policy impact meet.
Monday, July 28, 2014
6:30p - 8:30p
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:00a - 5:00p
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
:p - 9:00p
A look at how New York City's Latino population changed from 2000 to 2010, including the shifting size of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Mexican communities, and which boroughs they're favoring.
From the 1930s to the present, a look at the candidates who have tried--and in some cases succeed--to increase Latino representation in the City Council, the state legislature, Congress, borough hall and beyond.