WWU, WCC to co-sponsor immigrant rights event May 3

Join us for a celebration and lively discussion of immigrant rights and learn about ways to stay active in the resistance to recent policy changes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center. This is a great opportunity to meet local immigration attorneys and community organizations involved in responding to policies that directly affect the immigrant population.

Hiroshi Motomura, the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, will be the keynote speaker for the event. He will discuss the hard questions associated with immigration rights, how they are connected to one and other, and how they are unavoidable in discussing immigration policy.

Professor Motomura will also participate in a panel with other local immigration attorneys to discuss those questions in greater depth and address how the current administration is affecting those questions. The panel will be moderated by Hannah Stone, a local immigration attorney, and Ceci Lopez, Director of the Center for Law, Diversity and Justice at Fairhaven College. This panel will be translated into Spanish and ASL. There will be time for questions and answers following the panel.

For entertainment we have the Mariachi Ensemble and there will be food available for purchase.

At the event, the Paralegal Studies Program at WCC and the Center for Law, Diversity and Justice will announce the details of a collaboration coming this fall.

This event is open to all who are interested in learning more about immigration rights and policy, as well as how they can get involved in the action to protect immigrant rights. Students are especially encouraged as this will be an excellent networking opportunity for those studying law and policy.

Hosted by: Student Services and Paralegal Studies at Whatcom Community College, Center for Law, Diversity and Justice at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University, with support from the Fairhaven College World Issues Forum.


WCC is committed to making its events accessible for those with disabilities. Please contact Access & Disability Services at ADS@whatcom.edu or 360-383-3043(voice) or 360-255-7182(VP for Deaf callers).


Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:41am