The Department of Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills will present “Immigration Rights and Reform: An Evening of Discussion,” featuring civil rights activists Rev. Eric P. Lee and Angelica Salas, on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the university’s Loker Student Union ballroom. The event is open to the public.
Lee is the president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles, a chapter of the national civil rights organization whose first president was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of the most vocal human rights activists in Los Angeles, Lee has spoken out on such issues as the rights of labor to unionize, education inequities related to minority students at UCLA and Los Angeles Unified School District, and most recently, marriage equality.
A leading spokesperson on federal immigration policy, Salas is the executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles (CHIRLA). She has played leading roles in campaigns to win in-state tuition for undocumented students, establish day laborer job centers, and allow all California drivers to obtain a driver license.
The lecture is being sponsored by the Department of Sociology, in conjunction with the departments of Chicano/a studies, labor studies, history, women’s studies, interdisciplinary studies, and modern languages; student organizations Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro and the Sociology Club; and the California Faculty Association.
For more information on the event, contact the sociology department at (310) 243-3432.