immigrant rights fall 2007

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Immediate: November 9, 2007Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

The Nassau Community College Fall 2007 Cultural Program Presents Aviva Chomsky "Immigrant Rights are Human  Rights" Monday, December 3    

Garden City, NY The Nassau Community College Cultural Program is proud to present the program Immigrant Rights are Human Rights with author Aviva Chomsky on Monday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the College Center Building.

Aviva Chomsky, a history professor and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State College in Salem Massachusetts, specializes in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the daughter of noted linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky. Aviva Chomsky, who is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, is a prolific author of books and articles about immigrants, migrant workers, labor history and how global economic forces affect individuals. She traces much of her scholarly work back to the year she spent working for the United Farm Workers union in 1976-77. One of Chomsky's recent works is “They Take Our Jobs!” And Twenty Other Myths About Immigration. In it, she says, “All people should have the right to work, to unionize and to receive a living wage... If the law did not create the opportunity to exploit immigrant workers, if they were less vulnerable, employers would not be able to use them to push down working conditions.” Chomsky is passionate and eloquent in her beliefs.

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about this or any other NCC Cultural Program, call 516.572.7153.

 

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