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October 4 , 2007

                                                                               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Mike Andrews

                        University Spokesperson

                                    (202) 274-5685

 

                                   

University of the District of Columbia to Host an Open Forum - “Migration-Immigration-Globalization

 

                        Washington, D.C. – The University of the District of Columbia will be presenting an Open Forum entitled “Migration-Immigration-Globalization: a Focus on the Immigration Policy of the United States of America” on the UDC campus Thursday, October 11, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The forum will be held in the “Window’s Lounge” on the second floor of UDC’s Building 38, located at 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC. 

 

WHAT:           Migration-Immigration-Globalization: a Focus on the Immigration Policy of the USA

 

WHEN:           Thursday, October 11, 2007; 5:00-8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Second Floor “Windows Lounge,” Bldg 38

                        University of the District of Columbia

                        4200 Connecticut Ave NW

                        Washington, DC

                        Metro Red Line – Van Ness/UDC

                       

WHO:             Panelists Include: Marcela Urrutia-Zamora, Senior Policy Director for Hispanic Affairs, Office of the Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

 

                        Randolph Persaud, Associate Professor of International Relations, American University, SIS

 

                        Michele Wasin, Director of Immigration Policy Research, National Council of La Raza

 

                        Curtis Ward, Legal Counsel to NCOCA, former Jamaican Ambassador to the United Nations

 

                        Hector E. Sanchez, DC-Mexico Policy Education Coordinator, Global Exchange

 

                        Dr. Bobby Austin, Vice President, University Relations and Communications, University of the District of Columbia

 

            The Forum will be opened by Stanley Jackson, Acting President, University of the District of Columbia, and will be moderated by Paul Nehru Tennassee, Director of International Affairs for the University of the District of Columbia. 

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.

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MIGRATION-IMMIGRATION-GLOBALIZATION

A FOCUS ON USA IMMIGRATION POLICY

 

Opening Remarks

Stanley Jackson-Acting President/University of District of Columbia

 

Panelists

Marcela Urrutia-Zamora

Senior Policy Director for Hispanic Affairs

Office of the Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

 

Randolph Persaud

Associate Professor of International Relations

American University, SIS

 

Michele Wasin

Director of Immigration Policy Research

National Council of La Raza

 

Curtis Ward

Legal Counsel to NCOCA

Former Jamaican Ambassador at the UN

 

Hector E. Sanchez

DC-Mexico Policy Education Coordinator

Global Exchange

 

Bobby Austin/Vice President

University Relations and Communications

 

MODERATOR: Paul Nehru Tennassee/UDC Director of International Affairs

 

Welcome by: Janice Borlandoe/Acting UDC-Vice President Student Affairs &

Monica Sarmiento/President-UDC Latino Student Association

Introductions: Yonny Aguilar-Chair LSA Organizing Committee

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (UDC)

Windows Lounge/Building 38/Second Floor

4200 Connecticut Avenue NW/Van Ness-UDC Red Metro Line

 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

5 PM - 8:30 PM

Please RSVP:

Perita: Pbaxter@udc.edu         Sandra: Slawson@udc.edu

             202 274 6246                                           202 274 6272

 

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.