Please join us as we explore the effects of immigration reform on education in the U.S. and California, with expert speakers and a panel discussion.
Join us for this special dialogue in collaboration
with Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, May 29th
5-5:30 - Reception/Mixer
5:30-7pm - Panel discussion and questions
Community Hall, with overflow rooms with streaming video.
Seating is first come first served.
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Immigration, legal and otherwise, is a pressing national issue with special consequences for education. Congress is considering comprehensive immigration reform that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million persons living in the United States while also strengthening border security. Businessmen, including Warren Buffett, are clamoring for more skilled immigrant employees. Various “dream acts” in California and other states have opened higher education to “undocumented” students. Non-citizens are playing important roles in U.S. civic life. At the same many are concerned about the impact of immigration reform.
As the featured speaker, Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and immigration expert, will present the experiences and achievements of immigrant students. He will be joined on a panel by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, addressing the progress of legislative reform in Congress and Maricela Morales, Deputy Executive Director of CAUSE, a local community action group, who will discuss efforts to empower documented and undocumented constituents to develop a voice for social change.
The panel will be moderated by AUSB trustee:Lou Cannon.
For more information and bios on featured panelists visit:
Seating for this event is first come first served with an overflow room with live streaming video.