CSII Events Archives 2012-2013

CSII co-sponsored film screening: "Transvisble: Bamby Salcedo's Story"

November 14, 2013
Tutor Campus Center, USC

CSII co-sponsored a documentary film screening on the life of renowned Los Angeles-based Trans Latina Activist and leader, Bamby Salcedo. Turning personal challenges and barriers into the very basis of her activism, Bamby gave voice and visibility to the multiple, overlapping communities her life has touched.

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Awards Brunch Honoring Hillary Rodham Clinton

November 9, 2013
USC

The event was co-hosted by CSII with the Mexican American Leadership Initiative, a project of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. The brunch supported MALI and the Foundation in furthering its mission of fostering constructive partnerships between the societies of the United States and Mexico.

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Detention, Deportation & Illegality

October 11, 2013
Leavey Library Auditorium, USC

This CSII-hosted discussion explored issues of detention, deportation and illegality and the likely impacts of the increased enforcement efforts built into impending reform. 

Guest Speakers: Shiu-Ming Cheer, National Immigration Law Center; Neidi Dominguez, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance; Roberto Gonzales, Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Emily Ryo, USC Gould School of Law.

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From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants

February 2, 2013
Davidson Conference Center, USC

CSII's event, From Prosecution to Empowerment, featured scholars, advocates and activists engaged in clarifying the term and scope of “human trafficking.” Conference participants sought to develop empirically grounded solutions to trafficking, advocating for the empowerment and autonomy of vulnerable peoples. The main goals of the conference were: to situate the war on trafficking in the broader struggle for migrant human rights; to bring civic leaders from different sectors into conversation with scholars, social workers and activists; and to begin developing policy recommendations.

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A Melting Pot, Or Not: Perspectives on the Immigration Debate

December 3, 2012
Miller Center, University of Virginia

CSII Co-director Manuel Pastor joined Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, in an immigration reform debate at the Miller Center, University of Virginia. 

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Discussion with Michael A. Olivas, Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students

October 4, 2012
Doheny Library, USC

This discussion featured Professor Michael A. Olivas who spoke about the impacts of negative discourse on school-aged newcomers and how it affects welcome strategies for all immigrants.

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This event was cosponsored by USC Center for Urban EducationUSC El Centro Chicano, USC IDEAS, and Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI).

The Looming Transition to Diversity in Western Societies: Challenge and Opportunity

September 26, 2012
Doheny Library, USC

Presented by the USC Department of Sociology

A lecture and discussion with Dr. Richard Alba, City University of New York. 

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Event co-sponsors: The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, the Population Dynamics Research Group and The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.

Winning Together The Role of States and Metropolitan Areas in Immigrant Integration

March 6, 2012
Leavey Library Auditorium, USC

This discussion featured national expert Audrey Singer of the Brookings Institution. Her research posed key questions to regional leaders and immigrant rights activists: What is the actual skills mix of our immigrant workforce? Should regional decision-makers focus on attracting high-skilled immigrants as well as increasing the economic mobility of all newcomers – as a means of investing in the region? And, what sort of civic coalitions are needed to further immigrant integration at the metro level?

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  • Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII), University of Southern California
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd
  • JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089