ORANGE, Calif., March 13, 2012  — Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences will present a public sociology conference – “Faceless Latino/a Immigrants: Pathways to Resistance” — at Chapman University this Friday and Saturday, March 16 and March 17 in Beckman Hall 404.

The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Refreshments will be provided.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The conference aims to encourage meaningful conversations and practices between scholars, policy makers and local Latino/a communities on undocumented immigrants in Orange County. It is an interdisciplinary conference organized by the Department of Sociology of Wilkinson College in collaboration with the College of Educational Studies and the School of Law at Chapman University, in effort to engage scholars, grassroots groups, students and local institutions in serious dialogue on different models of conversations and engagement practices.

The conference will consist of six special panels of community members and scholars discussing:

  • Contextualizing the Immigration Debate and Making Sense of the Backlash against the Undocumented
  • The Criminalization of Immigration and the Violence on the Borders
  • Education and Resistance: Pedagogical Nuances and the Dare to DREAM Movement
  • Solutions to Immigration: Cutting across National and Local Dimensions
  • Exclusion Versus Inclusion: Why Assisting the Undocumented Makes for Healthier Communities

For more information, the public can call 714-997-6621 or email

Chapman University is located at One University Drive in Orange, Calif.   Directions and public parking information:


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