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Immigration and the Election of 2012 Forum

Immigration and the Election of 2012 Forum
10/23/12 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room


Candidate Platforms on Immigration
The Center for the History of the New America will host a forum on issues related to immigration and the upcoming election.  The forum will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Nyumburu Cultural Center Multipurpose Room.

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will speak about his experience as an immigrant student and about the DREAM Act.  State Senator Victor Ramirez will address the DREAM Act and other issues.

Janelle Wong (Director, UMD Asian American Studies Program) will speak generally about the national issues regarding immigration. Laura Vasquez from the National Council of La Raza will address legislative matters surrounding immigration. 

Other sponsors include the Asian American Studies Program, Beyond the Classroom: A Living and Learning Program, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies Center, LGBT Equity Center, the School of Public Policy's Norman and Florence Brody Forum, and the Office of Diversity Education and Compliance.

For more information, visit
Program Flyer

This event is free and open to the public. The Nyumburu Cultural Center is easily accessible via public transit. It is located next to the Stamp Student Union Building. The 104 UMD Shuttle from the Greenbelt Metro Station drops you off just in front of Nyumburu.

Immediately following this event, please join us from 6-8 PM for Reproductive Justice, Race and the Elections presented by the Department of Women's Studies. 

Questions discussed: Why is abortion such a controversial electoral issue in the United States? Which groups within the United States are most affected by restrictions on abortion and birth control? How have population control policies curtailed women’s reproductive justice? How do US election results affect underprivileged women within, and beyond, the United States? Speakers: Carole McDonald, Planned Parenthood; AU Alternative Break Puerto Rico trip leaders; Moderator: Ashwini Tambe.

Katarina Keane