Saturday, February 15, 2014

Undocumented Asians in America

From Asian Americans Advancing Justice:

Undocumented immigrants from Asia are a growing force in American politics and society. In California alone, there are an estimated 416,000 Asian undocumented immigrants, or roughly 15 percent of the state's entire undocumented population. While immigration is commonly understood to be a "Latino" issue, Asian Americans have an equal stake in immigration reform. With policy change at the local and state levels and new hopes of reform from Washington, the time is right for a national dialogue.
 
Join us on Thursday, March 20 at this event hosted by Asia Society of Northern California as we bring together young activists, grassroots leaders, and legal experts to examine this complex and timely subject.
 
Speakers:
Katharine Gin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Educators for Fair Consideration
Bill Ong Hing (moderator), Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
Ju Hong, Researcher, Harvard University; undocumented member, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE)
Grace Lee, Policy Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus

Program Agenda:
 
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Discussion/Audience Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Reception
 
Location:
 
Asia Society, Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco
$10 Asia Society/Co-Sponsor Members; $5 Students; $15 Non-members.
 
To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, please visit the Asia Society of Northern California.
 
Co-Sponsors: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Asian Students for Immigrant Rights through Education (ASPIRE), Chinese for Affirmative Action, International Institute of the Bay Area

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