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Immigration Events Planned at Western

October 12, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – A series of events related to immigration and the community will be held throughout October and November at Western Illinois University.

The schedule of events includes:

• Friday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall - "Celebrate," a mariachi performance.

• Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the University Union Concourse – "Get Informed and Advocate."

• Monday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center – Film screening and discussion, "Don't Tell Anyone." The film is a 2015 Peabody Award winning documentary focusing on immigrant activist Angy Rivera, who shares her parallel journey of coming out of the shadows as undocumented and a survivor of sexual abuse.

• Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room – "Define American: Building Community." The event is a combination of media, dialogue and a peace walk.

• Wednesday, Nov. 15 – RSVP only - "Thanking Our Immigrants: Commemoration."

The events are sponsored by the Casa Latina Cultural Center, the Latin American Student Organization, the Tradicion dance team and the WIU Department of Political Science.

For more information, contact Casa Latina at (309) 298-3379.

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