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In this workshop, Dr. Gonzalez O’Brien examines the history of immigration in the United States and the exclusion of most non-white groups politically and socially for most of America’s history. Despite these exclusions, the blood and sweat of immigrants and slaves built this country, yet today we continue to demonize those who come to this country in search of the same dream that brought waves of white immigrants to these shores. Examining the evolution of immigration policy, Dr. Gonzalez O’Brien links past policy to the Civil Rights Movement, immigration policy today, and the nativist backlash we have seen in recent years.

Presenter(s): Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez, Faculty, Highline College

Date and Time: Jan. 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance/Olympus Room