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September 4, 2009

Professor Steven Bender Appointed to Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Gov. Ted Kulongoski recently appointed Steven Bender, Oregon Law’s James and Ilene Hershner Professor of Law and director of Portland Programs, to the Oregon Commission on Hispanic AffairsProfessor Steven Bender
 
Established in 1983 by the Legislative Assembly, the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs works to implement economic, social, legal, and political equality for Hispanics in the state. The Commission monitors existing programs and legislation to ensure they are meeting the needs of Oregon’s Hispanic population. Additionally, the Commission researches problems and issues and recommends appropriate action, maintains a liaison between the Hispanic community and government entities, and encourages representation on state boards and commissions.
 
Professor Bender is author of the Oregon Book Award-winning One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity (Paradigm Publishers 2008); and a book on Latino stereotypes titled, Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination (NYU Press 2003). Professor Bender is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

 

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