Immigration’s Impact on Community – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Immigration’s Impact on Community

How have recent immigration raids and detentions affected the work you do in the community? What impact do you think immigration policy is having in the community as a whole? What kind of support can community members and government officials provide? These and other questions will be answered at the forum, “Immigration Policy: Its Impact on our Community” that will take place at the Colleges on Thursday, November 13. Sponsored by the Intercultural Affairs Center in collaboration with members of the Geneva community, the event is a continuation of the conversations that began at the “Immigration Reconsidered” forum held this past spring.

The panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.  Assistant Professor Neeta Bhasin of the Writing and Rhetoric Program will be the moderator. Panelists include members of the greater Geneva area: Ron Gladden, president and CEO, Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce; Brian Nicholson, co-owner, Red Jacket Orchards; Lewis Papenfuse, executive director, Farmworker Legal Services; Sr. Kay Schwenzer, Hispanic pastoral minister, Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Parish; and Mary Zelazny, Finger Lakes Migrant Health. 

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Director of Intercultural Affairs Alejandra Molina at 781-3319.