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Hudson Valley Community College to Host a "Community Conversation" and Discussion on Immigration on April 8

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Community Conversations: Immigration,” a discussion on immigration and its effect on present-day America, will be hosted by Hudson Valley Community College on Tuesday, April 8 at noon. The event is open to the public and the campus community.

Sponsored by the college’s Marvin Library Learning Commons with a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, the discussion will be facilitated by College Minister Cylon George and Library Director Brenda Hazard in the library’s Multipurpose Room. Participation is limited to 40.

Conversation participants will read together an excerpt of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson’s remarks upon the signing of the 1965 immigration bill and then discuss the ways immigration shapes the American experience today.

Registration is required, and the first 20 registrants may order a complimentary boxed lunch; all others are invited to bring lunch. Beverages will be provided for all participants.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.