Associated Students of the University of Nevada Flipside Productions is hosting an Immigration Forum on November 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth floor in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ball Room. The purpose of the event is to bring different points of view together on the topic of immigration and to facilitate a peaceful exchange of ideas. Our aim is that attendees of this event leave with a better understanding of the immigration issue in terms of policy and human rights. This is not a debate. This is an opportunity for questions to be asked and answered.
We have faith in our students to decide for themselves the stance they will take on this topic. Nonetheless, this is a very important conversation and exchange that needs to take place on our campus. We understand that many people feel very passionately about this topic as they do equally of the right to free speech of all persons with opposing points of view. Nonetheless, we urge everyone attending the event to come with an open mind and a willingness to listen.
The Immigration Forum will feature students from the University as the moderators. The student panel will be asking questions concerning the topic. If time permits, audience members may submit questions to the panelists. The panelists include Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project and Miguel Angel Acosta, Immigrant Rights activist and member of Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the Co-Director of the Santa Fe Partnership for Communities and Schools as well as a Principal Associate at the Center for Relational Learning.
The Minuteman Project is a group that monitors border security and helps provide humanitarian assistance to undocumented visitors returning to their point of origin.