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April 22 Conference at USC: Immigrant Integration and the American Future: Lessons From and For California

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As part of the University of Southern California (USC) Provost’s Initiative on Immigrant Integration, the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, and USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences are hosting a conference entitled: “Immigrant Integration and the American Future: Lessons From and For California.”

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and activists to discuss experiences and practices of immigrant integration, highlighting the interwoven interests of immigrants and host communities, and the mutuality of our fates. The aim will be to define a strategic agenda on issues and policies for successful immigrant integration, with a special focus on Los Angeles and California.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Davidson Conference Center

University of Southern California
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90080-0871

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Please read on for registration information.

REGISTRATION:
To register, please complete the online registration form at usc.edu/esvp <usc.edu/esvp> (ESVP code: immigrant) or phone (213) 740-1744, no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008. All participants must register in advance; please individually register each participant from your organization.

Participation is by RSVP only, and space is limited. RSVPs will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference fee is $20.

Full scholarships are available and the fee will be waived for USC faculty and students. Send an email to <mailto:pere@college.usc.edu> pere@college.usc.edu <mailto:pere@college.usc.edu> to request a scholarship or waiver.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Davidson Conference Center at USC is served by several MTA and Dash buses with many of them stopping directly in front of the Center at the Jefferson and Figueroa intersection. Lines serving Downtown Los Angeles include the MTA #38, #81 and # 381, as well as the Dash F line. For more information please visit www.metro.net/default.asp <www.metro.net/default.asp> or call 1-800-COMMUTE.

DRIVING:
Suggested Parking
Jefferson East Parking Plaza (Parking Structure D / PSD), Open Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Enter at the Jefferson Boulevard Entrance at Royal Street (Gate #4). Tell the parking attendant that you are here to attend the Immigrant Integration Conference at the Davidson Conference Center. The parking fee is included in the registration fee.

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