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4/28/2006 Teach-in focusing on immigration set at Linfield May 1

McMINNVILLE – A teach-in on "Perspectives on Immigration," will be held Monday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Academic Quadrangle at Linfield College.

The teach-in has been organized by Linfield faculty and students in an effort to address and engage the community in a constructive dialogue and to raise awareness among students about issues facing immigrants in the United States.

The program will feature speakers from the community, including a minister, a health care worker and an immigration lawyer as well as faculty from Linfield. Students will also participate by presenting dramatic readings.

For more information on the program, contact Sonia Ticas, assistant professor of modern language, 503-883-2367, or Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, assistant professor of English, 503-883-2485.

A schedule for the days events follows.

TEACH-IN, MONDAY, MAY 1 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)




General Remarks

11:15-11:30: Historical perspective — Prof. Sharon Glasco

11:30-11:40: Poetry reading by Oliver Ogden — "The new colossus" by Emma Lazarus

11:40-11:55: Immigration in the European context – Prof. Joel Marrant

11:55-12:10: Health care perspective – Maria George

12:10-12:30: Dick Ginsburg – Legal perspective

Reading — Brandon Sharp

12:30-12:45: International student perspective – Chipo Dendere

12:45-1:00: Political science perspective – Professors from Political Science

1:00-1:15: Bilingual reading – Kalie García and others

1:15-1:30: Religious perspective – Pastor Israel

1:30-1:45: Oregon Latino immigrants – Prof. Jeff Peterson

Poetry reading

1:45-2:15: Open mic