10/23: MAPJ Fall Lecture - Judy Ancel

10/23/2012 - 19:00
10/23/2012 - 21:00

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MAPJ FALL LECTURE:

Judy Ancel
Director of the Institute for Labor Studies
University of Missouri, Kansas City

“Immigration and the Right to Work:
The 2012 Election and Beyond”

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 7:00 PM
Leadership Studies Town Hall Room
Kansas State University

Judy Ancel has worked with unions, immigrant workers, and immigrant rights organizations, and has testified to the legislatures of Kansas and Missouri. She is a strong opponent of the exclusionist legislation pushed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Ancel’s interest in immigration issues grows out of years of teaching and activism related to working people in a global economy. Her many trips to Mexico have brought her in close touch with families surviving by sending a family member to the U.S. She argues that current immigration laws fail to provide for our country's needs for immigrant labor, or for the needs of American working citizens. She will offer a positive proposal for a sensible and humane immigration policy that can draw broad public support in the years ahead.

Location: The Leadership Studies Building is a block north of Hale Library on the east side of Mid-Campus Drive. Nearby parking is available north of Waters Hall off of Claflin Road, and in lots to the south behind Dickens and Justin Hall. The Town Hall room is on the first floor (click here for a map of the lecture venue and convenient parking).

Program sponsors: Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice, K-State departments of Philosophy, Political Science, Women’s Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Sociology-Anthropology Social Work, and the School of Leadership Studies.

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