San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver a lecture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in September, the university has said.
His speech will cover “The Political Implications of Shifting Demographics in the 21st Century,” UALR said. Castro is well known for delivering the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where he spoke of his mother's political activism in the early 1970s.
In 2001, Castro became the youngest-ever San Antonio city councilman at age 26. He was elected mayor eight years later and was reelected to a third term in May. During his tenure, he's focused on efforts to revitalize the city's urban core, to help the city's students gain college admission and to boost the community's economy.
The speech, part of the Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures series, is set for 4:30-5:45 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the university's Fine Arts Building. The lecture is free and public, but reservations are required and may be obtained by calling (501) 569-3296.