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KPCC, University of Redlands to hold forum on immigration and the Inland Empire

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the University of Redlands, three professors will discuss the impact of immigration on the Inland Empire’s economy and politics as part of the KPCC In Person series of forums.

A study by the University of California, Riverside Center for Social Innovation found that one in five Inland Empire residents are foreign born. While many immigrants to Los Angeles are from China and Southern and Central America, the Inland Empire has recently drawn more immigrants from Mexico and the Philippines. 

KPCC’s A Martinez will discuss the matter with Nathaniel Cline, assistant professor of economics at the University of Redlands; Juan De Lara, assistant professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and author of Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Inland Southern California; and Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy at the University of California, Riverside, and coauthor of the report State of Immigrants in the Inland Empire.

This event is free and open to the public. It will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the University of Redlands Glenn Wallichs Theater, 1200 E. Colton Ave. To RSVP, click here. —Catherine

Posted: Nov. 18, 2018

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