United Farm Workers of America President Arturo Rodriguez is the keynote speaker at the Let’s Talk #Immigration California Student Forum on Thursday at Fresno State.
Rodriguez has been president of the union since 1993, after the death of founder Cesar Chavez.
He will be joined by a panel of experts, including: Raul Moreno, coordinator of the Dream Outreach Center at Fresno State; Amparo Cid, program officer for the Sierra Health Foundation; Diana Tellefson-Torres, executive director of the United Farm Workers Foundation; Leoncio Vasquez, executive director of the Centro Binacional Para El Desarollo Indigena Oaxaqueño; and Jonathan Crawford, field office director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The free public event is presented by Fresno State’s Dream Outreach Center as part of the 50th anniversary of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission. Co-sponsors are Radio Campesina 95.3, United Farm Workers Foundation and Education and Leadership Foundation.
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Discussion at the forum will be focused on how students and families are affected by immigration, health, education and social services issues in the state.
Students may register online at bitly.com/letstalkfresno.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center on the northeast corner of Shaw and Woodrow avenues near Save Mart Center.