This plenary discussion at the 2007 United States Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia covers immigration in the U.S. today from a variety of perspectives: Latino/a, African American, Native American, LGBTQ youth, union organizing, and human rights. Discussions among the eight speakers range from the punitive legislation being considered as “reform” to persecution along the U.S./Mexico border and coalition building in the face of scapegoating and misinformation.
Cathi Taqtaquin of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) moderates. Speakers include: Alexis Mazon, of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos; Gerald Lenoir, of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI); Trishala Deb, of the Audre Lorde Project; Jose Matus, of the La Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras; Ed Ott, of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Glory Kilanko, of Women Watch Afrika; and Ruben Solis, of the Southwest Workers Union (SWU).
Recorded June 29, 2007. Runtime 74 minutes.