Today, Portland State University President Wim Wiewel issued a statement in support of the College and University Immigration Reform Day of Action:
"I am proud that Oregon took an incredible step recently to provide equity to undocumented students who have chosen to pursue a college education," Wiewel said. "Although Oregon has joined many states to provide in-state tuition to undocumented students, there is much more work to be done on the federal level so every state can provide optimal access to higher education."
Read the full text of President Wiewel's statement online here (PDF).
As part of the day's events, PSU's student government ASPSU will be hosting a screening of The Dream Is Now, a new 30-minute documentary being made in real time, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for ‘Superman’, An Inconvenient Truth). The documentary will be followed by a student-led dialogue on immigration reform and what it means to the PSU student body.
FREE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: The Dream Is Now
Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center, Room 228
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the College and University Presidents Immigration Day of Reform, and on other institutions supporting this effort, visit www.renewoureconomy.org.