Location: SCSU Atwood Theatre
Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Immigration was one of the “hot-button” issues during and after the 2016 election. hetoric has led to distrust, suspicion and hate against immigrants and, consequently, heightened fears and concern about safety, fair treatment, and policies such as DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. n wilally explore the need for, and impact of, DACA, along with narratives ected by proposed changes in immigration policy and practice.
Presenter: Emilia Gonzalez Avalos is the Executive Director of NAVIGATE MN, an organization created to address the growing need for resources that help Minnesota immigrant students, regardless of immigration status, to pursue higher education. She is an immigrant herself, born in Mexico City and raised in Irapuato, Guanajuato and in Minnesota, where she joined her father as their family worked to create a better life. Gonzalez Avalos is an immigration activist, feminist, advocate for human rights and a member of the RicCommission. She is also a mother, student, artist and co-director of an Aztec dance company, and she participated in a Bush Foundation program as a Media Skills Fellow.