Inspired by U.S. Black History legacy, Antioch University’s Diversity Committee invites the public to 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 are:
Cheka Abubakari, African American historian
Juan Francisco Martinez, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Center for the Study of Hispanic
Church and Community. Fuller Seminario Teologico
Edna Monroy, California Immigrant Youth Justice Coalition (CIYJA)
Ernesto Yerena, Los Angeles based artist.
400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
Feb. 26, 2014 6 to 8 pm A1000
Sponsored by the Diversity Committee. Free and open to the public.