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Immigration Forum Set for March 11


Students Organize Forum on Immigration for March 11

This is the third in a series of political forums organized by students.

(March 7, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- A free, public forum on the issue of immigration called “Borders and Boundaries in the U.S.” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in room 1020 of the Interdisciplinary Building North (INTN), at UC Riverside.

The forum, organized by a coalition of students, is intended to explore all sides of the immigration issue.

“The presidential campaign is making college students talk about issues, and I know that we want to get the facts,” said Jocelyn Romero, one of the student organizers of the forum. “I feel this dialogue is important to improve our communities,” she said. She said speakers on the panel will include Nativo Lopez, of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican American Political Association; Enrique Morones, founder of Border Angels; and Raymond Herrera and Robin Hvidston, from the Minuteman Project.

This is the third forum produced by students in Ethnic Studies 111, taught by Professor Armando Navarro in an effort to allow students to learn from the experience of holding forums on political issues. The previous forums were on the subjects of the 2008 California Democratic Primary and the War in Iraq.

Parking on campus requires a permit. The nearest parking is in Lot 1 and 2. After 4 p.m., permits can be purchased for $5. Campus parking kiosks at the entrances can also sell permits.

Additional information is available at (619) 248-9763.

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