Three UMW professors will lead a “Coffee & Conversation” presentation on immigration in America tonight – Wednesday, Oct. 25 – at 5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. Co-sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center and the Diversity and Unity Coordinating Committee (DUCC), the talk will touch on the politics and opinions surrounding immigration in the U.S. It is open to the public.
“How this country handles the immigration issue during these times of pressure can affect our ability to attract the world’s largest business investment and its greatest intellectual talent in the future,” said Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen Farnsworth. “The best and the brightest may locate elsewhere.”
Farnsworth will join fellow panel members Professor of History and American Studies Allyson Poska and Professor of Classics, Philosophy and Religion Mehdi Aminrazavi.
“My hope,” said UMW senior and DUCC Chair Arfa Vasim, who organized the event, “is that everyone who comes tonight walks out feeling safe and more knowledgeable about the policies that are being implemented and how we as individuals can make a positive change.”
Coffee, hot chocolate and pastries will be offered during the presentation. For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540-654-1044.