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African Immigration Forum

Image Saturday, August 2, 2008
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room Essex East 232, Newark Campus

A DAY OF REFLECTION AND ACTIVITIES ON AFRICAN MIGRATION TO THE U.S.

  • What are the root causes of African migration to the U.S.?
  • What are the issues facing African immigrants in the NY/NJ Metro area?
  • What are some of the policies and factors that have either encouraged or prevented African integration into U.S. society?
  • How can Africans organize to overcome immigration challenges?

Advocates and community members will reflect on these questions through panel discussions and workshops such as immigration 101, the US asylum process, immigration raids, detention and deportation within the African communities, and how African immigrants can build bridges with other communities.

We will set up legal consultations for participants with extreme legal needs. First come first served. We will also have cultural activities including African music, drumming, dance and food.

Organized by the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program in partnership with: Center for African Studies, Rutgers University; Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers University; Newark African Commission (partial list).

For more information, to co-sponsor or to RSVP by July 25 please contact Alix Takouezim Nguefack by telephone at (973) 854 0401 or by mail at 89 Market Street, 6th Floor, Newark NJ 07102.

For directions to the RU-Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center please visit: http://maps.rutgers.edu/building.aspx?id=420.

For a copy of the flyer and program draft visit the Rutgers Center for African Studies website, http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu/events/index.html

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