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Immigration Reform 2013 Georgia

Macon Georgia

Advocates, Allies & Activists

Saturday, January 26, 2013

High Street Unitarian Universalist Church

1085 High Street - Macon GA



8:30 AM    DOORS OPEN - Coffee & Check In

Topics Include, but not necessarily in the following order:


WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

KEYNOTE
Introduction by Veronica Womack, Georgia College and State University

"Immigration - Rule of LAW" (Loving, Accepting, Welcoming)


Anton Flores-Maisonet MSW Co-Founder of Alterna and El Refugio

BREAK    
                           


"BREAK OUT SESSIONS" (pick ONE of two options)

Why Immigration Reform is Needed ~ Immigration 101
Amna Shirazi     Immigration Attorney,   The Shirazi Law Group

TBA

Reaching Beyond the Base: Communications and the Welcoming Approach

Welcoming America (for the experienced Advocate, Ally and Activist)
Rachel Steinhardt & TBA


PANEL DISCUSSION

“Demographics, Economics, Changing Dynamics and the Political Impact”


    
Moderator:

Dr. Debra Sabia    Professor of Political Science, Georgia Southern University    

Demographics:
 

Dr. J. Salvador Peralta     Professor: University of West Georgia political scientist whose teaching and research focuses on, among other areas, immigration policy, legislative development and the impact of redistricting on Latinos in the South.

Economics:    

Karen Bremer      Executive Director Georgia Restaurant Association; Georgia State University - Industry Advisory Board Member at the Cecil B Day School of Hospitality Administration
    
Dr. Ying ZhenAssistant Professor of Economics, Wesleyan College

Politics:

Rep. Scott Holcomb  (D)   State House District 82, Attorney at Law

Rep. Pedro Marin  (D)   State House District 96


ANNOUNCEMENTS


LUNCH - BREAK with Networking



BREAK OUT SESSIONS - Pick ONE option

Children, Families, and the Immigration System 


Suttiwan Cox     Principal and founder, PATH Academy. 



Dr. April Schueths LCSW, Georgia Southern University


                                                                                            

Working Within and Beyond the Faith Based Community


The Rev. Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez     Reinhardt College, Waleska GA


Frank Mulcahy, Esq    Georgia Catholic Conference



DREAMers, DACA, and Higher Education


David Kennedy    Immigration Attorney with Corso, Kennedy and Campbell of Gainesville GA


   

Guo-Hua Wang     Author, "Roads to Ivy League Schools"


TBA



Immigration Reform and Health Care:  What Changes are Needed?

       
Dr. Juan Luque, Georgia Southern University

Nolan Kline, University of South Florida

Maria S Azuri, MSW -
FWHC, Lifting Latina Voices and Finalist for the Atlanta Business Chronicles 2012 Health Care Hero's Award




GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE


KEYNOTE    

Introduction by Paul Bridges (R) Mayor of Uvalda, GA

 To Be Titled 


ACTION PLANS

Paul Bridges  (R) Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia

Maria S Azuri, MSW   
Lifting Latina Voices





AWARDS

Presenters:

Dr. Robert Yarbrough, Georgia Southern University


Glory Kilanko, Women Watch Afrika



WINE & CHEESE NETWORKING




Conclusion planned before sunset



Last Updated 12-12-2012
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Georgia Immigration Reform Conference 2013,
Dec 10, 2012, 5:08 PM