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ONLINE—Civic Participation and California Immigrants

August 11 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Free

In this free virtual program, we discuss the state of civic power for immigrants and DACA status holders in California – electoral and beyond – from California’s founding to current day. Join a panel of scholars and immigration experts to learn more about today’s policy landscape in California, its historical framework, and to consider what role California’s immigrant communities might play in the future of citizenship.

California is home to 183,000 DACA recipients and nearly 1 in 4 Californians is foreign born. What civic powers do DACA status holders have in California? How is voter access offered at the local, state and federal levels? On its tenth anniversary, what is the legacy of this landmark program?  Join us on Zoom on August 11 at 4pm for Civic Participation and California Immigrants. To register, use the link below.

Thursday, August 11

 4:00-5:00 pm PST

Register for the Online Event

Panel:  

Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center

Hiroshi Motomura, Professor, UCLA Law

Moderator: 

Sonja Diaz, Founding Executive Director, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute

Through California On The Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with neighbors, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California. To sign up for upcoming events, visit www.calhum.org. This event is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative. For more information, please write to Kirsten Vega at kvega@calhum.org.

Details

Date:
August 11
Time:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom
CA United States