Xavier to Host a Conversation on Immigration

Panel includes local, national, and international experts | November 2, 2007

Thursday, November 8th
4:00-5:30 PM
Xavier University
Gallagher Student Center Theater
Free and open to the public

A Critical Conversation on

Come participate in a discussion with local, national and international experts on the impact and welfare of immigrants in the U.S.

Panelists include:

Oscar Chacón: National immigration trends & An overview of federal immigration policy
*Executive Director of National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, Chicago

Matt Eisen: Factors driving Latin American’s to the U.S.
*Xavier University, Youth and Gang Violcence Consultant (El Salvador)

Sylvia Castellanos: The contributions of and challenges faced by the immigrant community in Cincinnati
*Director of the Coalition for the Rights and Dignity of Immigrants, Cincinnati

Tony Stieritz: The Catholic Church on immigration policy & Catholic Social Teaching
*Director of Social Action, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Local authorities and Homeland Security are ratcheting up efforts to detain immigrants in Cincinnati. The recent raid, arrests and deportations of Latin American workers at Koch Foods highlights the national trend of “cracking down” on undocumented workers. Last year’s efforts to promote political reform failed and have been shelved until after next November’s presidential elections. In the meantime, we are left to make sense of these recent raids and the heated and ongoing debate about the impact and welfare of immigrants. Come join our panelists who will address many of the issues that define the politics and realities of immigration.

Co-Sponsors Include:

*Community Building Institute * Peace and Justice Programs * Romero International Center * Academic Service Learning * Theology Department * Women’s Center

For More Information Contact: Dave Johnson @ johnsond8@xavier.edu or 513-745-3580 or Lea Minniti @ minnitil@xavier.edu or 513-745-2864