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Greensboro College Will Hold Panel Discussion and Q&A on DACA Nov. 21

November 17, 2017 10:11 am
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College will host a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Lea Center in Main Building on campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Allison Palmadessa, assistant professor of history at Greensboro College and an expert on the role of presidential leadership and rhetoric in policy formation, will give a brief summary of accomplished and attempted federal immigration reform by congressional and executive action since the 1980s. She’ll also provide a brief sketch of what Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is and how it has functioned since 2012.

She will be followed by Laura Garduño García, a DACA recipient and American Friends Service Committee Immigration Organizing Fellow who has lived in the Triad for 20 years. For 19 of those years, she hid her undocumented status from friends, neighbors, high school teachers and college professors.  After the presidential election in 2016, Garduño García became involved in local conversations about immigration.

Through local immigrant-rights advocacy groups and volunteer work with the AFSC, she has worked to support local families facing the threat of deportation at the hands of Immigration Customs Enforcement in Greensboro.  What began as a volunteer effort led to more vocal and public expressions of her own vulnerable and limited deportation protections under DACA.

A question-and-answer session will follow.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.


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Lex Alexander, Director of Communications

Greensboro College
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Greensboro, NC 27401
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