Lecture To Explore How Parents’ Immigration Status Affects Their Kids’ Education | Elmhurst College


Lecture To Explore How Parents’ Immigration Status Affects Their Kids’ Education

For this year’s César Chavéz intercultural lecture at Elmhurst College, a sociologist from Texas A&M University will offer a different perspective on the topic of immigration, looking at it through the lens of education.

On Wednesday, September 20, Pat Rubio Goldsmith will present Structural Violence, which examines how the immigration status of Mexican parents affects the long-term education of their children.

Goldsmith is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, and the founding director of the Latino/a and Mexican American Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999. His research examines issues related to Mexican migration and immigration status, and to racial and ethnic inequality in educational outcomes. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Sociology of Education, American Educational Research Journal, Urban Studies, and Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies.

Professor Goldsmith’s talk, Structural Violence: How Mexican Parents’ Immigration Status Affects Their Children’s Education, will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center.

Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available after Sept. 1 by visiting the ticket website. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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