Barry University Hosts a DACA Mini-Conference

Barry University Hosts a DACA Mini-Conference

(Miami, Fl – October 4, 2017) –Miami college students are among the approximate 800,000 undocumented immigrants left in limbo in the United States since President Trump announced the end of DACA last month, inspiring Barry University’s newspaper to host the college’s first conference to discuss the effects of the repeal on the Barry community.

The conference - “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?” – is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 and will host university professors, community leaders, elected officials and student DREAMERS to discuss how repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will affect immigrant livelihood, the economy, the job force and higher education in America.

Panelists slated to attend are Mayor of North Miami Dr. Smith Joseph, Professor of Political Science Dr. Sean Foreman and immigration attorney Michelle Ortiz.

The event is being organized and moderated by Barry Buccaneer student staff writers Swany Fernandez and Kahelia Smellie.

Students, faculty and community guests will be in attendance and the event will be staged and recorded in Barry’s David Brinkley TV Studio in Garner Hall.

Faculty adviser and author of HOLA AMERICA: Guts, Grit, Grind and Further Traits in the Successful American Immigrant Tiffani Knowles will offer closing remarks.

The event will be followed by a light refreshment reception.

For more information, contact Barry University’s Department of Communication at 305-899-3456.

Event Contact(s):

Swany Fernandez

Kahelia Smellie