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2011.03.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO and South High School Students to Attend LB48 Hearing

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) will be joining students from Omaha South High School, as part of a service-learning project, in an observation and documentation of the March 2 hearing on LB48 – the Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act.

The hearing, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CST, will be broadcast live on NET2.

LB48, which was introduced in January by Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, Neb., addresses the state’s current immigration enforcement policies. The hearing will feature statements from and interviews of those involved in the legislative process

Dr. Lourdes Gouveia, OLLAS Director and a professor of sociology at UNO, is coordinating the visit to the hearing at the state capitol in Lincoln. Accompanying her are Melisa Peterson and Matt Curtis, of South High.

After attending the hearing, South High students will produce informative fact sheets, panel presentations and a video that will be part of a PBS documentary. The video will be presented to the larger Omaha area as part of a community forum at South High School on April 30.

For more information on the trip or partnership with Omaha South High School, contact Dr. Lourdes Gouveia at lgouveia@unomaha.edu

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