Panelists Winston Doby, Ward Connerly, Eva Paterson, and Joe Hicks discuss the impact of Proposition 209.
This Post-Proposition 209 Panel, to be broadcast on KPCC radio, includes Ward Connerly, the lead proponent of Proposition 209 in 1996. Patt Morrison moderates the panel, which includes pro- and anti-affirmative action speakers who will address the condition of California and its higher education systems after the passage of Proposition 209.
Live Radio Broadcast on KPCC (89.3 FM) hosted by KPCC and the USAC External Vice President's Office.
Come hear some of the leading figures in the debate over Affirmative Action discuss the impacts of Proposition 209 ten years later.
Its been more than 10 years since California voters passed a constitutional amendment that prohibits public institutions from using affirmative action. Former UC Regent Ward Connerly was the lead proponent of Proposition 209. He argues that affirmative action is tantamount to racial discrimination, and he has been taking his case nationwide. He successfully campaigned to ban affirmative action in Michigan and has plans to do the same in other states. Patt Morrison moderates while Ward Connerly and other guests debate the merits of affirmative action and the legacy of 209 on higher education in California. The program will be broadcast live from the Kerckhoff Grand Salon at UCLA. African American enrollment at UCLA has declined sharply since the passage of 209.
Join in the debate during the question and answer session!
For more information about Prop 209, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition_209
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.
RSVP to PattMorrison@kpcc.org
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