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Campus Partners to Host Immigration Forum

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2017) — University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff and members of the Lexington community are invited to attend a forum on immigration designed to inform and clarify pertinent issues regarding potential changes in the United States immigration policy. The forum will take place 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Room 106 of the White Hall Classroom Building.

UK Provost Tim Tracy will kick off the event with opening remarks followed by an introduction from Associate Professor Michael Samers. Attendees will then pick three 20-minute breakout sessions to attend. At the conclusion of the last breakout session, a panel comprised of students from various backgrounds will discuss issues that were addressed in the breakout sessions.

Breakout session topics include:

  • "What does it mean to be undocumented in the USA?"
  • "How can we debunk stereotypes?"
  • "Who are 'the Dreamers?'"
  • "What is a Sanctuary City?"
  • "Who are the refugees in the USA?"
  • "What is the history of executive orders?"
  • "What is a VISA? How do you get one?"
  • "What is the psychology of the 'fear of the foreign?'"

Following the event, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments.

For more information, contact Terri Runyon at