This edition: Immigration and the labor movementTweet
Original tape date: April 20, 2009.
On this edition of Independent Sources we explore the reasons behind and ramifications of a recent proposal by the two largest union federations to overhaul the US’s immigration policy. We commemorate Earth Day by focusing on a group that fights for environmental justice for a beleaguered Brooklyn community. We see how an El Diario story crossed language lines and helped homeless day laborers find safe haven. Then we profile a news agency targeted toward the ethnic and immigrant media.
Sameer Asher Associate Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law
Judith R. Escalona Independent Sources
Soledad Gaztambide Transportation Justice Coordinator, United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (UPROSE)
Abi Ishola Independent Sources
Frances Liu Field Coordinator, New York Immigration Coalition
Dambisa Moyo Author
Garry Pierre-Pierre Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources
Juana Ponce de León Executive Director , New York Community Media Alliance
Carmen Salavarietta Volunteer, El Centro Hispanoamericano
Eva Sanchis Reporter/Metro Editor, El Diario/ LA PRENSA
Lisa Vives Editor in Chief, Global Information Network