“The Changing Face of America: A Conference on Immigration and Social Policy” will be held Oct. 22 and 23 in the Student Union. The SJSU Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration and the College of Social Sciences will co-host the event, bringing together students, scholars and community members from various disciplines for presentations and panel discussions. Open to the public, this conference reflects San Jose State’s commitment to providing a forum for all aspects of this global issue.
Keynote speakers include:
- Bill Ong Hing, professor of law at the University of San Francisco and professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He teaches immigration policy and has authored many related academic and practice-oriented pieces.
- Cecilia Menjivar, Cowden Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. In recent years, she has focused on the effects of immigration laws on various aspects of immigrants’ lives.
- Peter Schrag, former opinion page editor for the Sacramento Bee. He now writes a weekly piece for the blog California Progress Report. His latest book is Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America.