photo by CTBlogger, WCSU 09.17.08
Western Connecticut State University opened the school year with a lecture on the rethinking of immigration on Wednesday at the Student Center at Midtown Campus.
As part of their series on diversity, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, of the Harvard Immigration Project held an hour long lecture on the history and future of immigration in the United States to a full capacity audience. Any myths or nonsense about immigration from the xenophobes and bigots in the area were easily dispelled by Suárez-Orozco and it his presentation was well-received by all who attended.
Here's the bio of Professor Suárez-Orozco
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, of the Harvard Immigration Project, will discuss “Rethinking Immigration” in a Diversity Lecture Series talk at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Student Center Theater on the WestConn Midtown campus. Suárez-Orozco, The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, specializes in cultural psychology and psychological anthropology with a focus on the study of immigration and globalization. He is the author of numerous essays, books, and edited volumes including: “Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium,” “Latinos: Remaking America,” the six-volume “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration,” “Children of Immigration,” “Cultures Under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma” and the award-winning “Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents.” The lecture will be free and open to the public; a reception will follow.
From Wednesday, here's video footage of Professor Suárez-Orozco's lecture. Also included in the video is a portion of the question and answer section of the forum.
TOTAL TIME: aprox. 1hr 12 mins.