06 Oct The New Nativism: Arizona, Immigration, Hysteria
Wednesday, October 6 / 3:30 PM
South Hall 1623
This seminar will focus on this emergence of the New Right in the U.S. and its hysteria over immigration as evidenced by recent events in Arizona. Participants will focus on different aspects of the immigration debate. Mario Garcia (Chicano Studies, UCSB) will discuss the historical context of the recent events; Al Juarez (former Director of One Stop Immigration, Los Angeles), long-time immigration activist, will share his reflections on the current situation; and Marla Ramirez (Chicano Studies, UCSB) will discuss the affects of the recent events on the passage of the Dream Act involving the U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies, the Chicano/Latino Research Group, and the Chicano Studies Institute.