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In observance of both Constitution Day 2010 and Latino Heritage Month, Ithaca College will present “Crossing the Border: Where Does the Constitution Stand?” on Monday, September 27th at 7:00PM in Textor Hall Room 102. Filmmaker Luis Argueta will present an excerpt from his newest documentary, “abUSed: The Postville Raid”, which presents the human face of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional human rights. Following the film, a panel will discuss the global and local contexts for the U.S. movement for immigrant rights. Panelists will include Luis Argueta; Shaianne Osterreich, associate professor of Economics at Ithaca College; and Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program. A reception with the speakers will follow the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Click for more information about Luis Argueta’s film “abused: The Postville Raid”.

This special event is co-sponsored by: The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; the Departments of Politics, Economics, and Modern Languages and Literatures; the Latin American Studies and Legal Studies Programs; the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies; the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity; the Park Center for Independent Media; the Diversity Awareness Committee; the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs; and The Latino Civic Association.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Latino Heritage Month programs and events help participants gain a better understanding, respect and appreciation of how people of Latin descent and Latin culture affect and contribute to the American culture, and show pride and respect in their own culture.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown, 607-274-3787, or by email at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


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Constitution Day 2010 Event: “Crossing the Border” on September 27th   Comment from cmichael on 09/22/10
Ithaca College Library has a resource guide in celebration of Constitution Day / Latino Heritage Month and this special event: Immigration: Constitutional Issues.