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Simone Campbell | Immigration & Ourselves

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  • Location
    5707 S Woodlawn Ave, ,
    Apr 02, 2024
    12:30pm – 1:45pm CST
  • Program Pritzker Fellows Seminars

IOP Fellow Simone Campbell on "Immigration & Ourselves" THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN TO CURRENT UCHICAGO STUDENTS ONLY Tuesday, April 2 12:30-1:45pm Why are so many people coming to the U.S.? Realities of home countries? How do they hear about the U.S.? The impact of war and climate change, as well as economic dislocation, cause people to lose hope and try to move to a better situation for their families. For centuries North America has been a draw for immigrants. We will look at the international reality of immigration policy, the problems with U.S. policy that need to be addressed and the impact on Chicago. This is a multi-layered global reality, and we need immigrants to keep our communities vital and alive. We will look at the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 as a case study for these elements that create successful advocacy. The passage of the ACA was the culmination of 100 years of work! Advocates need to be patient and persistent. We will discuss the “inside” and “outside” Congress strategy. Special Guests: Marshall Fitz (via Zoom), Managing Director of Immigration, Emerson Collective; Sister Bernadine Karge, Immigration Attorney & Advocate for Human Rights; and Ana Mancouzet (via Zoom), Director of Regional Migration & Program Lead for Latin America, Emerson Collective. Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Sarah Palmisciano (

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