‘Rivers as Borders’ panel discussion tackles immigration issues

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 20, 2008

The Student Affairs Diversity Team at Texas State University-San Marcos will present “Rivers as Borders,” a panel discussion on immigration and its impact on laws, economics, ethics and the American society 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The program will be held in the LBJ Student Center ballroom and facilitated by Jeff Gordon, professor of philosophy at Texas State.  Panelists will include Marisa Bono, staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Jack Elder, community activist; Jorge Valdez, professor of philosophy Our Lady of the Lake University; and Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.

The program is co-sponsored by Associated Student Government, Black Men United, Black Student Alliance, Black Women United, Hip Hop Congress, LAMBDA, Phi Iota Alpha, Latinas Unidas, Bobcat Equality Alliance, Hombres Unidos, Multicultural Student Affairs, Gospel Expressions, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council and Texas State Alliance.

For those students who attend as a class assignment or extra credit, documentation verifying attendance will be provided.

Anyone requiring accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services at (512) 245-3451 or email ods@txstate.edu at least three business days prior to the event.