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Immigration, Women's Rights Celebrated At Danbury's WCSU

Western Connecticut State University will present programs covering immigration law and women’s issues during its International Education Week.
Western Connecticut State University will present programs covering immigration law and women’s issues during its International Education Week. Photo Credit: Facebook

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will present a diverse array of programs covering themes ranging from immigration law and women’s issues to international business and study-abroad opportunities during its Oct. 26-29.celebration of International Education Week.

The week's events, sponsored by the Western International Center, will offer a series of lectures and forums at the campus center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. extension, Danbury. Lectures Oct. 27 and 28 will be in the Campus Center North Ballroom, and the Oct. 29 forum will be in the South Ballroom. Admission to all events will be free. Featured programs will include:

  • “A Practicing Immigration Attorney’s Perspective on Current Immigration Issues and Laws,” 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. Immigration attorney Renee Redman will discuss recent developments and current issues in immigration law during a forum facilitated by professor of music Marjorie Callaghan.
  • “The United Nations Working Group on Girls,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Beth Adamson, who serves as director of the U.N. Working Group on Girls, will address issues confronting women and girls from an international perspective, with Callaghan facilitating the discussion.
  • “International Business and Culture,” 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Dawn Reshen-Doty, president of Benay Enterprises, will provide insights into the international business environment during a presentation facilitated by professor of marketing Ben Oumlil.
  • “Living and Studying Abroad, Cultural Experiences and Music,” 4 p.m. Thursday. Western students Sebastian Angel, Clint Cave, Danielle Core, Geordy Hernandez and Iryna Sanchez will offer their personal perspectives on academic and cultural aspects of their study programs abroad in a forum moderated by Callaghan and Oumlil.

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486 or e-mail tooumlila@wcsu.edu.

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