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City of Durham in Summit on Migration’s Impact

Jeremy Sprinkle
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The City's Human Relations Department and the Southern Anti-Racism Network will host a Human Relations Conference on African American and Latino cooperation. The conference will bring attention to the need for better understanding of immigration and its impact on people seeking jobs and affordable housing.

When: Saturday, August 11, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham

"Since I lost my home in New Orleans, I think I know how immigrants feel trying to start over in a new community," says Phillip Blatcher who moved to Durham after hurricane Katrina.

Workshops will be offered on Labor Rights, Fair Housing, Environmental Justice, Immigration, and Gulf Coast Reconstruction. Children of the Sun Theatre Productions will provide a dramatic presentation on building unity. Richard G. Womack, Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO, will travel from Washington, DC to participate in the conference.

For more information, contact Theresa El-Amin, (919) 824-0659 / [email protected] or Diane Ward, (919) 560-4107 x242 / [email protected].