Experts’ panel to discuss controversial migrant youth immigration surge

ATTENTION: Reporters covering immigration, politics, human rights, youth

WHAT: A panel of experts hosted by the University of California’s Center for Latin American Studies will explore “Child Migrants: A Journey of Desperation and Hope,” discussing the contexts of the current controversy around a surge in child migrants from Central America and Mexico, and future prospects.

The event is open to the public.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8

WHERE: UC Berkeley’s Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall.  For a campus map, click here.

WHO: Panelists will include:

  • Beatriz Manz, a UC Berkeley professor of geography and comparative ethnic studies
  • Rosemary Joyce, a UC Berkeley professor of anthropology and interim dean of graduate studies
  • California State Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, D-Coachella, the majority floor leader of the Assembly, and chair of its Latino Caucus Task Force on Immigration Reform. Perez joined a legislative delegation that traveled to Central America this summer to discuss immigration, trade and climate issues.
  • Karen Musalo, professor of law at a UC Hastings and director of the school’s Center for Gender and Refugee Studies