Student leadership to host on-campus immigration forum

11/16/2009 - By: Natalie Savidge

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is set to host an Immigration Forum on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. This forum is directed to bring two people with varying points of view on the controversial topic of immigration to speak about the topic in today’s world. The issues of policy and human rights are to be discussed during this educational and peaceful exchange of ideas, moderated by students from the University.

“By hosting this forum, we intend to create a balanced discussion between two people with very opposing points of view on the issue of immigration,” Said Nicholas Blevins, the contemporary issues chair for ASUN Flipside Productions.

The featured panelists are Miguel Angel Acosta and Jim Gilchrist. Miguel Angel Acosta is an immigrant rights activist, member of Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the Co-Director of the Sante Fe Partnership for the Communities and Schools as well as a Principal Associate at the Center for Relational Learning. Jim Gilchrist is the founder of the Minuteman Project.

Students, faculty and staff can pick up free tickets for the event beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at the ASUN/Student Activities Center front desk located in the Joe Crowley Student Union. All recipients of free tickets must have a valid University ID. All community members may attend the event, and the cost will be $10 per ticket the night of the event. The Immigration Forum will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 on the fourth floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union in the ballroom. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Security measures will be in place during the event including, but not limited to, the search of bags and persons. No signs are allowed in the building or the event.


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