Spring Lecture: Charles Kamasaki, Immigration Reform, Might Past Be Prologue?

Charles Kamasaki, Immigration Reform, Might Past Be Prologue?
March 8
1:30–2:30 PM
In-Person at OLLI

Charles Kamasaki is Senior Advisor to UnidosUS, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization. Previously NCLR’s Executive Vice President, he managed NCLR’s research, policy analysis, and advocacy activity over three decades.

Kamasaki has authored, co-authored, and supervised the preparation of dozens of policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials; testified frequently before Congress; and served on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees.

He is also a Distinguished Immigration Scholar at Cornell University Law School, and a Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, under whose auspices he authored Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die (Mandel Vilar Press 2019), an award-winning book about the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

He is the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Award from the American Association of Affirmative Action and the Public Service Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was named an “Asian American of Distinction” by Pacific Citizen; and was also named a member of the “Dream Team” of civil rights advocates by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.


Reservations are required to attend in-person lectures. In-person lectures will be held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor. Registration for the above lecture will open here at 10:00 AM on the Friday prior to the lecture. The direct registration link will also be included in the Friday newsletter the week prior. You must have an OLLI account to register. If you do not have one, you can create an account when going to register. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat.

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