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Watch NMSU's 2nd annual immigration conference via live webcast March 4, 5

New Mexico State University's second annual immigration conference, "Immigration Reform and Human Rights on the Border," will be available via webcast at the following link:



New Mexico State University's second annual immigration conference, "Immigration Reform and Human Rights on the Border," will be available via webcast at the following link: http://mediasite-server.nmsu.edu/ictmsite5/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=feb4239d-3aba-4be2-bde2-2edc1f835c45 for those unable to attend in person. For those wishing to attend, free online registration is available at the conference Web site http://iri.nmsu.edu/immigration-reform-and-h.html. Conference sessions are free and open to the public, but preregistration is encouraged. The meeting is March 4 and 5 on the NMSU campus. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

mediasite-server.nmsu.edu/ictmsite5/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=feb4239d-3aba-4be2-bde2-2edc1f835c45 for those unable to attend.

On March 4 at 7 p.m., a live webcast will be shown of the conference keynote address, "The Human Rights Alternative to Displacement and Criminalization," given by photojournalist and author David Bacon.

On March 5, the four conference panel sessions will be available via webcast at the above link:

?Panel 1, 9:15 a.m., "Human Rights, Indigenous People and Migration," Jan and Diane Rus, anthropologists, University of California-Riverside.

?Panel 2, 10:30 a.m., "Immigration Policy Debate and US-Mexico Relations," David R. Ayón, Loyola Marymount University.

?Panel 3, 2:30 p.m., "Immigration-Focused Research, Teaching, Service at NMSU," Pat Sandau-Beckler, Monica Montoya, School of Social Work; Alison Newby, Department of Sociology; and Neil Harvey, Department of Government and director, Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

?Panel 4, 4:15 p.m., "Human Rights and Immigration Policy: Roundtable Discussion," with former U.S. Ambassador Johnny Young and Vicki Gaubeca, American Civil Liberties Union-New Mexico, Regional Center for Border Rights, Las Cruces.

For those wishing to attend the conference in person, the conference Web site provides free online registration, the conference agenda, speaker biographies, directions to Anderson Hall, and parking instructions. Visit the conference Web site at http://iri.nmsu.edu/immigration-reform-and-h.html. Although preregistration is encouraged, on-site registrations will also be taken during the conference.

For further information, contact Roberta Gran by phone at (575) 646-7041, e-mail rgran@ad.nmsu.edu; or Neil Harvey at (575) 646-6816, e-mail nharvey@nmsu.edu.