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Race, immigration and the workplace are conference topics--UPDATED 2/26

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, 2010, various times 16 Robertson Hall

Friday sessions are canceled due to weather; Saturday sessions will be held, weather permitting.

Noted legal scholars and social scientists will participate in a two-day conference titled "Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace: 21st-Century Challenges" Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Over the past 20 years, the United States has received a wave of immigration -- including many undocumented immigrants -- that is unprecedented in size and diversity. Panelists will discuss the impact of this trend on the American workplace, labor and union organizing, citizenship, understandings of race and ethnicity, and American politics.

Discussion topics will be: "Immigration and the New Dynamics of Employment Discrimination" at 2 p.m. Feb. 26, followed by "Policy Prospects in the Age of Obama" at 4 p.m.; and "Immigration and the Challenge to Labor Unions" at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27, followed by "Immigration and the Meaning of Citizenship" at 11:30 a.m.

The conference is sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs in cooperation with the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California-San Diego.

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