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Immigration is subject of CWC ‘Hot Topic' discussion

January 1, 2013

Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College “Hot Topic” discussions on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. in Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.

Sponsored by the CWC Diversity Committee, a group of invited panelists discuss the pros and cons of immigration reform.

Confirmed panelists are Rosslyn Read, immigration rights activist from Jackson; Lillian Zuniga, program manager for the Office of Multicultural Health, and Suzan M. Pritchett, a visiting professor teaching immigration law at the University of Wyoming.

Read, who moved to Jackson with her family in 2000, has an extensive knowledge of immigration law, with a focus on immigration benefits and defense for victims of abuse and violence. In Jackson, she uses her bilingual skills and legal experience to provide representation to the community’s immigrant population, and has successfully completed cases involving criminal and deportation defense and family and employment-based immigration.

Professor Pritchett teaches courses on gender and the law, international human rights and immigration law. She is the co-director of the Center for Human Rights Law and Advocacy and is the recipient of several public interest and human rights awards.

Zuniga’s program is under the Wyoming Department of Health and works to ensure Wyoming’s minority residents receive the same quality of healthcare as the general population. The office provides minority populations information on health, accessing specialty services and overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers to health care.

A free soup and salad lunch follows the discussion in the Arts Center Gallery.