Civil Rights and Immigration topics during Autumn@Adams

(08-30-2012)

As a nation, the United States continues to address issues regarding civil rights and immigration. The Adams State University Autumn@Adams Week will include a Civil Rights Roundtable and Immigration panel.

The Civil Rights Roundtable, led by Dr. Ed Crowther, department of history/government/philosophy chair, provides an opportunity to discuss past, current and future civil rights issues. The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Student Union Building first floor banquet rooms.

The following afternoon, on September 13, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building Student Life Center, Georgia Parment, Community Education Coordinator for La Puente Home, will conduct an Immigration Simulation. The immigration simulation is an interactive activity for participants to explore the roots of migration and the challenges faced by immigrants from around the globe as they seek legal entry and perhaps a version of the American Dream. During the role play activity, individuals will learn about real-life factors that play into the decision to emigrate and will develop a better understanding of the complicated immigration process. The simulation is engaging, thought-provoking, and fun.

Dr. Mari Centeno, professor of political science, will moderate an Immigration Panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Panelists will include those who have experienced immigration, from a variety of perspectives and viewpoints. After a brief introduction and answering a few set questions, the panel will accept questions from the audience.

There is no admission charge for the above events and light refreshments will be served. Adams State parking lots do not require permits after 5 p.m. and the lot north of the Student Union Building provides free two hour parking throughout the day.