Panel to discuss "Implications of Immigration for South Bend"

Author: Arts and Letters


A panel discussion titled “Implications of Immigration for South Bend,” featuring local religious, legal and educational leaders and healthcare service providers, will be held at 7p.m. Wednesday (March 26) in 136 DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

The event, whichis free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Policy Studies and Economics and Econometrics and Poverty Studies interdisciplinary minor, in conjunction with last year’s Notre Dame Forum on immigration.

Panelists include Rev. Chris Cox, C.S.C., associate pastor of St. Adalbert Parish; Leonora Battani, manager of Memorial Hospital’s Hispanic Initiative; Lee A. O’Connor, directing attorney of the Immigrants’ Rights Center at Indiana Legal Services and vice chair of the Indiana chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Bill Barna, bilingual education coordinator for the South Bend Community School Corporation; and Jamie Grebowski, a senior economics major at Notre Dame.

Held in October, “Immigration: A Notre Dame Forum,” featured U.S. Sen. Melquiades Rafael “Mel” Martinez, R-Fla., Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and Mayor Louis J. Barletta of Hazleton, Pa.

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on March 19, 2008.