32nd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St
19104 Philadelphia , PA

"Repairing the Broken Door: Strategies for Immigration Advocacy and Reform" featuring Keynote Speaker: Jose Antonio Vargas

Tentative Schedule:

8:30-9:00am:  Breakfast and Registration

9:00am:  Opening Remarks

9:15am:  Where Are We Now? The State of Immigration Today

9:45am:  Policing Immigrant Communities: State and Local Immigration Enforcement Trends and Challenges

11:15am: Working Outside the Lines: Immigrants and Exclusion from Labor and Employment Protections

12:45pm:  Lunch


  • Keynote Introduction – Tania Chairez, University of Pennsylvania Student and DREAM Act Activist   

  • Keynote Speaker - Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American, Former Washington Post Journalist, New York, New York

2:00pm:  Strategizing Gender and Sexuality: How Personal Narratives Shape and are Shaped by the Immigration System

3:30pm:  Where Do We Go from Here? Priorities for Immigration Reform

5:00pm:  Cocktail Reception

6:00pm:  Public Interest Student and Alumni Dinner

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