Kent Library hosts Forum on Immigration

Wednesday, October 12, 12-1 pm
Kent Library, Sadie’s Place
In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, and El día de la raza (Columbus Day), the holiday on which Americans commemorate the day Columbus encountered the Americas, Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano and Kent Library will be hosting a forum on immigration issues. Several viewpoints will be presented, and there will be time at the conclusion of the presentation for questions, comments, and debate. Light refreshments will be provided.
Topics:
Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Department of Global Cultures and Languages
The Numbers Don’t Lie, a general overview of the census data from 2010 and reasons why the issue of immigration is so polemic
Dr. Joshua Hatton, Department of Global Cultures and Languages
How is the Immigrant Like the Slave?, a comparison of the attitudes of people in the antebellum U.S. towards the Fugitivie Slave Act with those of people in the U.S. today towards legal restrictions on immigration to the U.S.
Dr. William Miller, Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion
And the People Speak: Public Attitudes toward Immigration in America, a presentation of polling data on immigration in America
Dr. Hamner Hill, Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion
Immigration Laws and the Labor Skills of Immigrants, a presentation that explores the issues regarding the legalities and realities of immigrant labor

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