Announcements for September

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Campus YMCA Fall 2012 Lecture Series
All lectures are on Fridays at 12:00pm.| University YMCA| 1001 South
Wright Street | Champaign, IL
Beyond the Rhetoric: Key Issues in the 2012 Elections. Â
The Fall 2012 Friday Forum Lecture Series will feature expert views on
vital policy questions and shed light on local, state, and national
races as they unfold. Focusing on larger trends beyond the candidates’
qualifications, the series will peer deeply into current debates
between diverse sociopolitical and socioeconomic sectors of the
American public – debates that often lay bare not only philosophical
differences on governance, but also a worsening enmity.

September 14 – While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
Russ Feingold, former WI Senator and founder, Progressives United

September 21 – Everybody Registered: Fighting Back Against the War on Voting
Dan Johnson-Weinberger, Lobbyist, Election Attorney, and Adjunct
Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School

September 28 – Beyond Green Jobs: Environmental Policy and Politics
Union of Concerned Scientists – Midwest Office

October 5 – Setting the Record Straight: Preserving Social Security & Medicare
Barbara Franklin, President, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

October 12 – Bodies and Votes: Women’s Health Justice Under Electoral Pressure
Pam Sutherland, Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood
of Illinois

October 19 – The Fight for Campaign Finance Reform in Illinois
David Morrison, Deputy Director of Illinois Coalition for Political Reform

October 26 – Define American: Immigration in the 2012 Election
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder,
Define American

November 2 – The Future of the Universal Healthcare Debate
Claudia Lennhoff, Executive Director of Champaign County Healthcare Consumers


The Champaign Urbana Immigration Forum meets monthly on the second Tuesday

CU Immigration Forum Regular meeting
Tue, September 11, 5pm – 7pm

Where   University YMCA . 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820

The Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum is composed of immigrants,
students, local clergy, service providers, labor unions
representatives and ordinary citizens concerned about the plight of
immigrants in the Champaign County community.

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