Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
Symposium takes on tough issues in immigration
eliminating national borders to criminalizing the undocumented, ideas and trends
related to immigration will face tough ethical critiques at the Fall Ethics
Symposium, Monday, Oct. 23 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium at California
State University, Sacramento.
The symposium is being presented jointly by Cosumnes River College and Sacramento
Speakers will include visiting scholars such as Howard Chang from the University
of Pennsylvania Law School and Philosophy professor Shelley Wilcox from Temple
University. There will also be a number of local experts, including Kevin Johnson,
the Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies at
UC Davis, and James Sobredo, a professor of Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State.
“Immigration is such a relevant topic for California. A big part of what
is good in this state, as well as part of what is not-so-good, is related to
immigration,” says co-organizer Christina Bellon, a professor of philosophy
and director of Sacramento State’s year-old Center for Practical and Professional
Organizers plan for the symposium to be an annual event allowing focused ethical
discussions on a single issue. Topics being considered for future years include
health care, globalization, the environment and agriculture.
The new symposium and the creation of the new center at Sacramento State reflect
a growing national interest in the study and teaching of ethics. Sacramento
State also recently announced a multi-disciplinary Scholar in Ethics position
that is being established with a gift from the RCA Community Fund of the Sacramento
Region Community Foundation.
More information is available by contacting the Sacramento State Center for
Practical and Professional Ethics at (916) 278-4759. Media assistance is available
by contacting the Sacramento State Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.
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