CCRI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/10/96

Contact: Margie Yu,
CSLA Public Affairs Assistant,
(323) 343-3047

CAL STATE L.A.'S PAT BROWN INSTITUTE TO HOLD
1996 ELECTIONS PANEL FORUM

Los Angeles, California -- September 10, 1996 -- On Thursday, October 17, 1996, The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs (PBI) at California State University, Los Angeles will present a Distinguished Panel Forum on Elections '96 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union.

The distinguished panel comprises representatives of the mass media, the business community, community organizations, scholars and students. Invited panelists include Norma Campos Cobb, Pacific Telesis; Gilbert Sanchez, Director, Gang Violence Bridging Project of the Pat Brown Institute; Palan Favish, spokesperson, California Civil Rights Initiative; Theresa Fay-Bustillos, attorney, MALDEF; Bill Jones, California Secretary of State; Elisabeth Kerston, California Senate Office of Research; Patt Morrison, co-host, "Life & Times," KCET; Michael Siler, political scientist, CSLA; and Tony Valdez, reporter, FOX TV.

The guest speakers will debate topics such topics as the Presidential election, the California Civil Rights Initiative, the Minimum Wage Initiative and the youth vote. The forum will emphasize interactive discussion among the panelists and audience members.

The forum is co-sponsored by the CSLA Center for Student Life, Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC), Department of Political Science, S*U*P*E*R, the Byran O. Jackson Lecture Series and the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program.

Directed by Professor of Political Science Jaime A. Regalado, The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSLA is a nonprofit and non-partisan center for applied public policy research, community education, youth violence prevention/diversion and university-community partnership.

For additional information on the forum, call The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-3770.

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