A panel discussion on the economic impacts of immigration in Oregon, the impact of Ballot Measure 105 on communities, and possible policy issues in the 2019 Legislative Session.
Colin Crader, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).
Jeff Stone, CEO of Association of Oregon Nurseries, formerly Chief of Staff to Metro Council. Stone has a BS from the UO in Political Science and has deep experience in Oregon and national political affairs. He has served as an executive and board member of numerous business and nonprofit organizations.
Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Oregon's farmworkers union and advocacy organization for Latinx working families. Lopez was formerly the organizing director for Family Forward Oregon. Reyna is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico. Raised in Salem, she earned a BA from Willamette University in political science and sociology.
Representative Diego Hernandez, House District 47 representing outer East Portland. Hernandez, the youngest member of Oregon's House of Representatives, has a BA from the UO in political science and ethnic studies and a masters degree in social work from PSU. He has worked as an educator and community organizer and is a member of the Reynolds School Board.
Mae Ngai, 2019 Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics, Professor of History and Asian Studies, Columbia University. Ngai's research focuses on immigration, citizenship and nationalism. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004).
Moderator: Dan Tichenor, Senior Scholar, Wayne Morse Centers for Law and Politics