New Lives and Old Dreams: Immigration in America 2012
Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers
Lavinia Limón, President and CEO, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Dulce Matuz, President, Arizona Dream Act Coalition
Deep Nishar, Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience, LinkedIn
Raul Ramirez, Executive Director of News and Public Affairs, KQED Public Radio - Moderator
At The Commonwealth Club in 1984, Cesar Chavez said “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” The U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and the Club is taking the opportunity to find out more about those at the center of the immigration debate, which dates back to the founding of the United States. In the Bay Area, the immigration conversation often centers around limited H1-B visas for techies, while most of the country broods over access to education, employment, social services and integration into the broader community. What does a "typical" immigrant really look like in the U.S. in 2012? How do immigration policies actually impact the lives of documented and undocumented immigrants? Our diverse panel dives deep into the issues. Come hear the true stories shared by more than 10 million individuals.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: Regular: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Premium (priority seating and VIP reception) $40 standard, $25 members.
Also know: In partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants; Photo courtesy of Flickr user Gerson Galang; Thanks to The Right Blend and Voces Wines for donating the wine for our Premium Reception.