Learn. Lead. Create Community.: Where Are We Now? The Latino Perspective
October 1, 2014 | Chicago, IL
Erie House hosted its fifth and final Learn. Lead. Create Community. salon series event on immigration on Thursday, September 25th, asking the question, "Where are we now?" from a Latino perspective.
The event was well-attended and generated some timely, thought-provoking conversation in the wake of President Obama's decision to delay administrative action on behalf of immigrant children and families until after the November mid-term elections.
Eveylyn Rodriguez, Director of Community Outreach for the Office of Alderman Joe Moreno and Chicago's 1st Ward, gave a presentation examining the Obama Administration's track record on immigration to frame the conversation. Panelists at the event included Vero Castro (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights); Luis Roman (Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action); Vanessa Uribe (National Council of La Raza); and Giovanna Valdez (Latinos Progresando).
To learn more about the event's content, listen to this five-minute audio story we produced.