Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S. – September 29

Carlos Roa

Carlos Roa

On Tuesday, September 29 come and hear Carlos Roa speak on Latino Americans: Undocumented Activism in the U.S. Carlos is a 5th year architecture student at Illinois Tech and his presentation will focus on the undocumented immigrant experience and his journey as a student activist. In 2010, Carlos walked 1,500 miles – from Miami to Washington, DC along with three other immigrant activists – to call attention for immigrants’ rights and to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop the separation of families and the deportations of young immigrants who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Now at Illinois Tech, Carlos continues his advocacy for undocumented immigrants at the state and federal levels.

Carlos will speak at 1 p.m. in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Ballroom with a Latino-inspired lunch that starts at 12:45 p.m. RSVP if you plan to attend so there’s enough food and beverages. This event is open to the Illinois Tech community, and friends of Illinois Tech.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Galvin Library was one of 203 institutions nationwide receiving the NEH/ALA programming grant. Follow their Twitter  and Facebook accounts, as well as this blog and IIT Today for additional programming throughout the year. Future programming will be based on various episodes of the PBS six-hour series Latino Americans. All episodes can be viewed online or check out the DVD from the Galvin collection.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement, and is intended to promote diversity at Illinois Tech.