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O'Hara Factor
Wednesday, April 05, 2006

"Teach-In" bound to be loud protest

The following was sent out onto the "Lo Que Pasa Faculty & Staff News Listserv" today. Turns out there's a "teach-in" taking place at the Alumni Skate Park Plaza tomorrow at noon. Shout me a "Viva La Raza" if you think the debate's going to be civil.

Mexican American Studies students will hold a teach-in Thursday to explore immigration reform and immigration legislation now being considered by Congress.

"For the past several weeks, we have watched in disbelief as thousands of middle and high school students have walked out of their classrooms into the streets, to state and federal buildings to bring attention to immigration reform and proposed legislation known as the Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005," Antonio Estrada, director of Mexican American Studies and Research Center wrote in a memo to the campus community.

"Their energy and bravado has made many stop and ask ourselves how well we understand this legislation and its implications."

To increase awareness about the issue, Mexican American Studies student will hold a teach-in at noon on Thursday, April 6, at the UA Alumni Plaza, in front of the Administration Building.

On hand to assist student leaders in the discussion will be activist and immigration expert Isabel Garcia and Mexican American Studies instructor Salomon Baldenegro.

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