speakers to discuss the problems of preserving the
variety of cultural and ethnic experience in America.
The series is sponsored by the Gould Center in
conjunction with its seminar on diversity led by Prof.
Chavez has been actively involved in the controversial
debates about the social, economic, and political integration of Hispanics in American society. As staff
director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-85), Chavez conducted studies on discrimination based
on race, sex, and national origin. She has been president of U.S. English, a public interest research group
addressing the question of bilingualism in American
education, and a political commentator for the Chicago
Sun Times and American Politics. In 1986 Chavez was the
Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Her forthcoming book, At the Crossroads: Hispanics in the
United States, is the result of research she has directed
over the past several years as a senior fellow at the
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
She will speak in the Athenaeum at 7:00 p.m.,
following a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner.