Friday, February 23, 2007

Marching for change: Immigrant Movement

MOVEMENT (Conference schedule attached)

Thursday, March 1, 2007
9.00am - 7.30pm
Room 302 Student Center East
University of Illinois at Chicago
750 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607

Friday, March 2, 2007
9.00am - 6.00pm
Room 329 Student Center East

You are cordially invited to attend a two-day conference this upcoming March 1-2, hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Immigrant Mobilization Research Project.

The March 10th and May 1st mobilizations are the first national level mobilizations in U.S. history to be spearheaded by Latinos. They are also the first national mobilizations to focus on the rights of undocumented immigrants. An important feature of the immigrant movement
is that it reflects new and unprecedented connections among immigrant rights, civil rights and workers' rights.

UIC and Chicago area scholars will join community activists and artists in analyzing the impact of the immigrant marches, and the social and political significance of the immigrant movement at the local and national levels. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

Keynote speakers will include:
Ms. Dolores Huerta, a lifelong workers' rights activist and
proponent of social justice, as well as Dr. Gaspar
Rivera-Salgado, Program Director of the Labor and Workplace
Studies Minor at the UCLA Center for Labor Research and
Education, and Ms. Xiomara Corpeno, the Organizing Director
of Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights.

*Please RSVP/Register with us by February 27th to
(Please include your name, email/phone and affiliation) if you are planning to attend the conference. This event is free and open to the general public.

For questions or additional information email
Nawojka Lesinski - or
Marta Elena Ayala - or call 312.996.2445.

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