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Immigration Research-Advocacy Exchange Workshop

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Immigration Research-Advocacy Exchange Workshop
4:00 to 6:00 PM, Social Ecology I, Room 112

Organized by Sameer Ashar (Law), Susan Coutin (Crim., Law & Society), Sam Lam (Law) and Pauline White Meeusen (Crim., Law & Society).

Professor Sameer Ashar (UCI Law) and Professor Susan Coutin (Criminology, Law and Society and Anthropology) invite you to the Immigration Research-Advocacy Exchange Workshop,  an event bringing together UCI faculty members, graduate students, and law students to brainstorm how we can initiate cross-unit collaborations, bridging approaches to immigration research and advocacy. We will begin our workshop with an informal networking session from 4-5pm. All individuals who RSVP will be provided with a list of participants, so that attendees may form conversations around research and advocacy issues of their choice, which may include, but are not limited to: language access barriers, cultural sensitivities in working with immigrant communities, enforcement of immigration law, criminalization of immigrant communities, reform of immigration law, and various other  intersections of immigration legal practice and academic scholarship. Attendees will then gather for a large group discussion from 5-6pm, facilitated by Professor Ashar and Professor Coutin, where we will discuss more formally how to strengthen connections across UCI relating to immigration research and advocacy, and to determine promising avenues for collaboration in research and advocacy.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to Pauline White Meeusen by Monday, February 27 and include a one to two sentence biography.