Dec. 1 Pizza & Politics: Immigration in the Midwest

| November 29, 2010

The Holden Public Policy Forum’s “Pizza and Politics” series this Wednesday hosts “Coming to America’s Heartland: A discussion of the potential and the problems of immigration in the Midwest.”

Time: 6 p.m., Dec. 1
Location: University Center Sunnen Lounge
Webcast: live Web stream on UStream

Pizza and Politics is open to the public and admission is free. Details are available online at The event will stream live at the Forum’s UStream channel,

Panelists for the event include former St. Louis Mayor Vince Schoemehl (1981-1993), currently President of Grand Center, Inc., and keenly involved in issues of culture, diversity, and downtown development; Guillermo Rodriguez, director, International Projects and Study Abroad at Webster University, and the recipient of the 2010 Esperanza Award Recipient from the Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis; and Jalesia (Jasha) McQueen-Gadberry, a highly experienced immigration attorney and owner of St. Louis-based McQueen Gadberry LLC.

“It is often nostalgically said that we are a nation of immigrants, but in recent years this issue has taken on an intensity that requires every citizen’s attention,” says Bob Holden, the Forum founder and director, Webster University faculty member and former Missouri governor. “Immigration presents opportunities and challenges to our region [in the Midwest] that are different than the concerns impacting the southwest or the larger coastal cities, and we need to participate in intelligent exchange about the realities of this issue and what it means for us in the Heartland.”


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