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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

October 18, 2006

Symposium takes on tough issues in immigration

From 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 State.

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 Ethics.

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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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu