2017 Prinz Lecture Series to Welcome Speakers on Regional Planning and Immigration in May

April 21, 2017 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

In early May, the Student Government Association at Elmhurst College will welcome two speakers to campus as part of the Andrew K. Prinz Lectures for Political Awareness.

On Monday, May 1, the SGA will host Joseph Szabo (pictured), executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, who will present Our Region, Our Future: Planning Today for 2050.

Szabo has served as executive director of CMAP since 2015, and has extensive experience working in government at the local, state and federal levels, as well as in civic affairs and transportation. He began his work in public service as a zoning commission member in Riverdale, Ill., where he later would serve as a park district commissioner, village trustee and, ultimately, mayor.

On Wednesday, May 3, immigration attorney Erin Cobb will present Immigration Enforcement: Your Rights and the Sanctuary Movement.

Cobb is a member of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, where she practices immigration law exclusively. She focuses her practice on asylum, family-based immigration, complex naturalization, removal defense and federal court litigation. She practices before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

Our Region, Our Future: Planning Today for 2050 will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Immigration Enforcement: Your Rights and the Sanctuary Movement will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in the Founders Lounge.

Both events are free and sponsored by the Elmhurst College Student Government Association. For more information, please contact Constance Mixon, director of the Urban Studies Program and associate professor of political science, at (630) 617-3569 or mixonc@elmhurst.edu.

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