Lone Star College-CyFair’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts an intimate and inspiring “Faces of Immigration Student Experience” panel discussion April 26.
In an increasingly multicultural and globalizing world, it is more salient than ever to reflect on diverse experiences that members of our communities go through in their attempts to find their national, cultural, and human identity, said Professor Mayia Shulga.
Many political philosophers have written on subjects of human rights, immigration, multiculturalism, and nationalism, she said. However, these scholarly treatments often lack a personal angle and are devoid of actual living stories of people who are directly affected by construction of legal codes and moral principles.
“The purpose of this panel is to foster a dialogue between foreign-born and native-born persons in America by sharing intimate and inspiring stories of cross-cultural encounters, to reveal commonalities of human experiences, and to contribute to building human solidarity in facing a complex and often alienating world together,” said Shulga.
This “Migrant Experiences, Border-Crossing and Cross-Cultural Encounters: Stories of Strife and Triumph” event is set for 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Academic and Student Affairs (CASA) room 110 on the LSC-CyFair campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.
One of the CCE’s goals is to get people thinking about actions they can take to address challenges in their immediate community and the broader society.
For event information, contact Shulga at 281.290.3548 or email Mayia.A.Shulga@LoneStar.edu.