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PCC hosts “What Next for Dreamers?” symposium, March 27

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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Pima Community College’s East Campus Arts & Humanities Department presents “What Next for Dreamers?” from 1-2:30 p.m., March 27, featuring two veteran Tucson attorneys who are immigration issues experts.

Jerry Gill, Ph.D., a PCC Philosophy, Religion and Humanities instructor, will moderate the discussion and audience Q&A.

“Dreamers” is a term adopted by immigrants’ rights advocates to refer to youths affected by the proposed federal DREAM Act. The proposed legislation would give children who grew up in the United States, but whose parents are living in the country illegally, a path to citizenship, either by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education.

  • What: What Next for the “Dreamers?” lecture and question-and-answer session
  • When: 1-2:30 p.m., March 27, 2014
  • Where: Community Room, Student Center, East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road
  • Cost: Free; refreshments
  • Details: 520-206-7608

The featured presenters March 27, Margo Cowan and Isabel Garcia, both have represented “Dreamers” and are active in immigration issues.

Cowan, a veteran attorney on immigration-related issues, was one of the attorneys representing the “Dream 9”. She co-founded No More Deaths and in 2007 Cowan received the National Association for Social Workers Arizona Branch II’s Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award. Garcia, a long-time immigrant advocate and board member of Coalición de Derechos Humanos, is a Tucson resident whose family has lived along the U.S.-Mexico border for six generations. In 2006 she received the National Human Rights Award from the Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México.

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