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Strengthening Communications from the Border to the Four Corners

Arizona Immigration Summit Sept. 30, 2008

New America Media, Press Release, Laura Goode Posted: Sep 12, 2008


New America Media and the University of Arizona Department of Journalism present:

Strengthening Communications From the Border to the Four Corners

Arizona Immigration Summit with ethnic media and immigrant rights groups

On Tuesday, September 30th, New America Media in partnership with the University of Arizona Department of Journalism will present a dynamic day-long discussion on the status of immigration and immigrants in America. The summit will focus on immigrant rights in the American Southwest, regarding Arizona as a national laboratory for the immigrant rights struggle.

Featured speakers will include Sandy Close, Executive Director of New America Media, and Jacqueline Sharkey, head of the Journalism department at the University of Arizona. These estimable journalist activists will be joined by locally renowned ethnic media partners and immigrant rights activists, including representatives from Latino Perspectives, The Navajo Times, Coalicion de Derechos Hermanos, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Pima/Yuma Interfaith Council, Arizona Interfaith Network, La Estrella de Tuscon, Border Network for Human Rights, Border Action Network, Detention Watch Network, and Native Public Radio/Hopi Foundation.

Other events will include comprehensive small-group and round-table discussions, and addresses by Kyrsten Sinema of the Arizona House of Representatives, Henry Fernandez of the Center for American Progress, and Angela Kelley of the Immigration Policy Center.

The summit will take place on Tuesday, September 30th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a welcoming breakfast at 8 a.m. Events will be held in the University of Arizonas Student Union Memorial Center at 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alex Moe or Anthony Advincula at NAM:

Alex Moe: amoe@newamericamedia.org, 202-383-5986
Anthony Advincula: aadvincula@newamericamedia.org, 646-982-6571

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