Hartnell hosts “Know your Immigration Rights Forum” with Sociology Club and Juntos Podemos

Publish Date: 
Apr 18, 2017
Hartnell hosts “Know your Immigration Rights Forum”
with Sociology Club and Juntos Podemos

SALINAS, Calif.  – On Sunday, April 23, 2017, Hartnell College in conjunction with the Sociology Club, and the Juntos Podemos Committee, will host a community dialogue and forum titled Know your Immigration Rights.

The program will be at Hartnell’s Student Center, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation (via headphones). Guest panelists include: Immigration Lawyers Blanca Zarazúa and Ariadna Renteria; Cónsul de Protección, Rodrígo Navarro, Mexican Consulate; Ricardo Núñez, UFW Foundation; Raúl Rosales, Salinas Police Department; Susana Reyes, Victim Advocate; among others.  Dr. William Arrocha, professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, will moderate the dialogue.

The goal of the forum is to provide information to immigrants about their rights and offer a space for community dialogue. Latino immigrants in our area have many questions. This community forum is the place to discuss topics like your rights as an undocumented immigrant, the meaning of sanctuary city, what is a secure community, and much more.

“The Know Your Rights Workshop that was organized on March 4, 2017 at Hartnell College attracted over 160 participants representing diverse agencies in Monterey and Santa Cruz County,” shared Sociology Professor, Hortencia Jimenez, Ph.D. “As a follow-up, Hartnell College joins the efforts in organizing a community immigration forum given the anxiety that immigrants continue to have in Salinas.”

For inquiries about the forum, contact Dr. Jiménez at hjimenez@hartnell.edu or Erandi Garcia, Juntos Podemos Chair at erandigarcia@entravision.com.
Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920
The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.