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News: Borders of Diversity Conference Returns to Pasadena City College May 10

Pasadena City College’s Cross Cultural Center and the English Division will be presenting the 2012 Borders of Diversity conference on May 10 in PCC’s Creveling Lounge. This year’s conference, which is themed “Bridging Communities: Looking Forward/Looking Back,” is chaired by English instructor Dr. Mikage Kuroki.

The one-day student-run conference, which is free and open the community, includes different fields of study with an over-arching theme of diversity. This year’s keynote speaker is Evelyn Cortez-Davis, the author of “December Sky: Beyond My Undocumented Life.”

There will be a conference kick-off event on May 8 at noon in PCC’s Wi-Fi Lounge which features hip hop poetry group by “Beatz, Poemz, Rhmez.”

The May 10 conference will also have student speakers on panels titled "Deviants, Renegades, and Resistance," “From Underground to Understood: Redefining the Immigrant Experience,” “Undocumented and Unafraid: the Fight for Access to Public Higher Education and Immigrant Rights,” “The Writers Among Us,” and nine students on the "I'm From.”??

For more information, please contact Dr. Kuroki at (626) 585-3372 or mxkuroki@pasadena.edu, or the PCC English Division at (626) 585-7371.

Release Date: 05/04/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315
Email: jfgutierrez@pasadena.edu