Immigration: from opportunity to exclusion? A Panel of activists, community leaders and scholars

February 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Antioch University Los Angeles, Room A1000
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
Diversity Committee

ImmigrationPanel_021914Inspired by U.S. Black History legacy, we will gather to reflect on lessons of empowerment and resistance learned from the civil rights movement and how these may apply to the case of immigration.

Discussion will focus on the intersections of immigration and key topics associated to social justice, such as education, social mobility, labor, and activism.  Experts will examine the civil rights movement from an historical perspective, and ponder where does immigration fit in as a 21st century civil rights issue. Examples of immigrant activism will include undocumented youth seeking higher education, youth immigrant workers involved in labor movements, artists standing up for immigrants dilemmas, and community leaders advocating for immigrant reform.

Confirmed experts include Cheka Abubakari, The Ladera Education Institute; Juan Francisco Martinez, PhD, Vice Provost, Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community, Fuller Theological Seminary; Edna Monroy, California Immigrant Youth Alliance; Connie Choi, Esq., Asian Americans Advancing Justice; and Ernesto Yerena, Los Angeles based artist.

Facilitated by Luis G. Pedraja, PhD, Provost, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Diversity Committee

Sponsored by the Diversity Committee.   Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served