This new conversation series puts politics and policy aside to further community discussions about immigration topics, and how Utahns welcome people to the neighborhood. The U.S. is home to nearly 34 million lawful immigrants and another 11 million people who are undocumented.* Local Conversations offers the opportunity to meet and understand the needs and contributions of these new Americans among us, through film, presentations, and panel discussions moderated by Lara Jones of KRCL RadioActive.
Presented by The University of Utah College of Social Work, in partnership with The City Library-Marmalade Branch and 90.9fm KRCL
*- according to the Pew Research Center
Apr 5, 6–8pm · Film: The Land Between
Chris Lippard, PhD - University of Utah Department of Film Studies
Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH - University of Utah Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration
Apr 25, 7–8pm · Discussion: "The Complexities of DACA and Their Impact on Communities"
Leah Farrell - ACLU
Alonso Reyes - DACA, University of Utah
Sep 26, 7–8pm · Discussion: "Why is My Information Needed for the U.S. Census?"
Jennifer Seelig - Salt Lake City Mayor's Office
Karen Hale - Salt Lake County
Amy Dott Harmer - Utah Refugee Connection
Luis Garza - Comunidades Unidas
Samira Harnish - Women of the World