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Immigrants: A Source of Wealth?

KQED, in partnership with American Muslim Voice and Global Peace Partners, presents a free public forum that promotes understanding of complex immigration issues.  Panelists will share their personal stories, discuss why people migrate to other countries, and sort myths about immigration from reality.  Spanish translation will be provided.

The event will also feature a screening of clips from KQED’s original production “Immigration Calculations”
(which airs on Friday, August 31 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 2 at 4pm on KQED Public Television 9 with SAP in Spanish).

Friday, August 31 at 6:00 pm. 900 High Street Santa Cruz, CA

Program

7:00   Welcome -- Dave Grishaw-Jones Senior Minister First Congregational Church

7:05   Why we are here -- Samina F. Sundas KQED 

7:08   Multifaith Prayer -- Welcome the strangers
          Shannon Spencer, Elizabeth Schilling

7:14   "Immigration Calculations"  Introduced by Elaine Shen KQED

7:17   "Immigration Calculations" KQED's original production

7:37   Teresa Castellanos, Facilitator  Director of IRIS program Santa Clara County   
           Introduced by Samina Sundas


Panel discussion

Panelists

7:45    D. Douglas Keegan, Attorney & Program Director for the Santa Cruz
           County Immigration Project

7:52    Oscar Rios, City Council Member, Watsonville

8:00    Joaquin Sanchez - Lead Organizer, COPA-Communities Organized for
           
Relational Power and Action

8:07  Q & A

8:27 Vote of thanks -  Samina F. Sundas KQED

KQED’s Immigration in Focus (www.kqed.org/immigrationinfocus) is a collection of thought-provoking programs, special reports and events about the complex issues surrounding immigration. With California at the center of the immigration debate, KQED recognizes the need for accurate, balanced information and provides a platform for productive and inclusive dialogue from all perspectives. Support for Immigration in Focus is generously provided by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.    

PARTNERS:            

American Muslim Voice (AMV)
Communities Organized for Relational Power and Action (COPA)
First Congregational Church (UCC)
Global Peace Partners (GPP)
Live Oak Family Resource Center
The Santa Cruz County Immigration Project