Chicano & Latino Studies Alumni Immigration Panel
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (7-9 pm)
Where: University Theatre
Chicano and Latino Studies alumni, faculty and students join to explore the immigrants’ experiences, the need for immigration reform, and ongoing struggles to reform America’s broken immigration laws and enforcement. Ms. Priscilla Luevano is an outstanding CHLS alumnus. She is presently the Communications Director of the Orange County Federation of Labor and is at the center of AFL-CIO efforts to mobilize Labor Unions and the public, at both the local and national levels, to pressure Congress and President Obama to enact immigration legislation reform. Mr. Hector Flores is also an outstanding CHLS alumnus. He is a champion of public education reform and a founder of the highly-regarded Los Angeles alternative Son-Jarocho group Las Cafeteras. He will share his vision for immigration reform and of music’s power to inspire everyday people to join social movements on behalf of social justice such as immigration reform. Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco and her CHLS 380 “Chicana/o Teatro” students will kick-off the evening with several powerful actos that illuminate the human and political issues at the heart of the immigration reform debate. Dr. Juan Benitez who is an Associate Professor of CHLS and Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Dr. Rigoberto Rodriguez who is also an Associate Director of CHLS and an expert on Latina/o community organizations will provide context and perspective on the evening’s talks and theatre performances.
** This event is sponsored by the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies