WCTC’s Latinx Student Organization, SOPHIA community organization to present immigration forum Sept. 21
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Monday, Sept. 16, 2019) – Waukesha County Technical College’s Latinx Student Organization, along with the community organization Stewards of Prophetic Hopeful Intentional Action (SOPHIA), are presenting an immigration forum set for Saturday, Sept. 21.
The event will be held in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center on WCTC’s main Pewaukee campus from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Key topics include the financial and economic impact of immigrants, first-hand experience straight from the borders and debunking immigration myths and legends.
Guest speakers include Enrique Figueroa, Ph.D., former director of the Roberto Hernandez Center at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; Armando Ibarra, Ph.D., associate professor with the School for Workers, University of Wisconsin – Madison; and Primitivo Torres, former Operations Director of Voces de la Frontera.
“The speakers were selected because of the expertise they have on the related fields,” said SOPHIA community organizer Bernie Gonzalez, noting the presenters have extensive experience with Latino/Chicano culture, immigration rights and social justice causes.
WCTC Nursing student Alejandra Rodriguez, who is the activities planner for WCTC’s Multicultural Club and a member of the Latinx Student Organization, said the forum will help attendees gain a better understanding about the immigrant community.
“There are a lot of misconceptions out there about immigrants, and this event is a great opportunity to clear them up and ask questions to the experts of this topic. Even for those who are supporters of the immigrant community, they can come and show support and maybe learn something new,” Rodriguez said. “We just want people to know the truth and better understand where we are coming from and why this topic is so important to us as a community.”
For more information, and to register -- please note, registration has been extended -- visit https://www.tinyurl.com/immigrationforum2019.
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