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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

February 19, 2008

Panel will explore immigration issues at UW-Green Bay

GREEN BAY-"Go Back to Where You Came From? An Immigration Panel" is the title of a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Phoenix Rooms A and B of University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr. Organized by the UW-Green Bay Social Work Club, the panel will feature speakers with various perspectives on the topic of immigration.

Members of the panel include Jerry Bader from radio station WTAQ; Jon Hayden, a member of the UW-Green Bay College Republicans; a representative of JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope and United for Action), a nonprofit interfaith organization in Brown County; and Tim Nixon, an attorney with Godfrey and Kahn, SC. The moderator will be Dan Wadle of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a grassroots organization encouraging civic participation.

UW-Green Bay lecturer Joseph Devaney, who teaches in the Urban and Regional Studies academic program, will provide an introduction to immigration and explain the path to citizenship.

Jessica Derenne, Social Work Club volunteer coordinator, says the group is dedicating the event to Prof. Anne Kok, chairperson of the Social Work program, club adviser, and long-time UW-Green Bay faculty member, who died on Feb. 4 as a result of a traffic accident. "Anne wanted the club to do a social change project this year and I chose this because I know how much immigration has impacted our community already," Derenne said. "She helped me a lot with planning and focusing on this topic."

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