Dr. Michael O. Adams a tenured Professor, who serves as the interim chair of the Political Science Department, the Director of the Master of Public Administration and Online Executive Master of Public Administration Programs at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, spoke on the implications of Gerrymandering, Redistricting and the importance of the upcoming 2020 census at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Annual Convention which took place in San Antonio, Texas.
The convention which drew speakers from different fields of life focused on the The six NAACP Game ‘Changers’ and addressed the major areas of inequality facing African Americans – Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public safety and Criminal Justice, voting rights and Political Representation, Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement.
Dr. Adams spoke on the 3rd day of the CLE Session on Racial, Prison and Partisan Gerrymandering alongside Michael J. Wishnie, a Professor at Yale Law School and Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project.
Since his tenure at Texas Southern University, Dr. Adams has worked to propose and develop new programs in Public Administration and Political Science. He has lectured, presented, and chaired task forces, regarding major challenges in immigration, homeland security and safety, foreign relations and policy, e-governance, information technology, voting rights, and much more.
He volunteers as a political and educational consultant, and is an avid speaker, serving on a plethora of panels and speaking on various topics as a representative of the University.
The 109th NAACP Annual Convention took place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and other venues in Downtown San Antonio from July 12- 18 2018.
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