October 23, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Halton Room - Atkins Library
Isael Mejia is the Economic Mobility Center Manager for the Latin American Coalition (La Coalición) and a UNC Charlotte alumnus. Mejia is a proponent of social justice and was introduced to the concept of social advocacy through his participation in LASO (Latin American Student Organization) and The Feminist Union at UNC Charlotte. He will discuss the current conditions of immigrant and migrant laborers in the Charlotte area and some of the ways in which the Latin American Coalition supports and advocates for these laborers and other members of the Latin American community. Opportunities for how students, faculty, staff, and community members can get involved in supporting these efforts will be discussed.
La Coalición is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic, and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration and advocacy.
This event is made possible thanks to the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund and is co-sponsored by the University Career Center. Before the talk, Karen Arrington will discuss the ways that the career center supports students in exploring potential career paths.
This event is a part of Atkins' Bittersweet Harvest Program and Exhibit. Visit guides.library.uncc.edu/bittersweetharvest for more information.