Mexico Solidarity Network Presents Public Lecture on Immigrant Rights Tuesday at SMCM

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (November 5, 2007) - The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland will continue its Latin American Symposium with a guest lecture by Maria del Socorro Magallanes and Mario Canek on Tuesday, November 6. The lecture, titled "Immigrant Rights and the Other Campaign," will be in the Blackistone Room of Anne Arundel Hall at 8 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Maria del Socorro Magallanes works as an advocate for immigrant rights, particularly pertaining to undocumented immigrant students. She has a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has worked as a teacher in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

Mario Canek currently works with the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) in Chicago, facilitating cultural activities with undocumented people from all over Latin America.

The talk is being organized by the MSN, a grassroots-based organization promoting democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

The Latin American Symposium is a series of educational events supported by the Center for the Study of Democracy with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The yearlong symposium is in-tended to raise awareness of important social issues in Latin America. The Symposium will showcase the views of Latin American politicians, scholars, poets and filmmakers to help better understand the range of social and political issues affecting Latino communities at home and abroad.


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