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