(Victor Valley)– – Cal State San Bernardino will host an open forum to help raise awareness about immigration reform issues as part of the National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform on Friday, April 19.
The forum will be at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and is open to the public.
Separate panels of community and business leaders and CSUSB faculty, staff and students will provide perspectives relating to the economic importance of reforming immigration laws in the United States.
“This event is a great opportunity to discuss the vital issue of immigration reform, and to generate thought-provoking conversation that students, faculty, staff and the community will continue well after this event,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It’s important to hold this forum so that people better understand the issues of immigration in our global economy.”
John Husing, chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and Mike Gallo, president and chief executive officer of Kelly Space and Technology Inc., will be among the community and business panelists.
The campus panel will include professors Elsa Valdez and Enrique Murillo Jr., who will be joined by Olivia Rosas, associate vice president for enrollment services, Roseanna Ruiz, director of financial aid, and students Aaron Jimenez and Michelle Orozco.
Cal State San Bernardino Provost Andy Bodman will moderate both panels, and a question-and-answer period will follow each panel session.
College and university campuses around the nation are holding individual events as part of the National Higher Education Conversation on Immigration Reform, which is being organized by the Partnership for a New American Economy <http://www.renewoureconomy.org>.