The dignity of all human beings is respected and their fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are constitutionally protected in the United States. From my experience as an immigrant in the past 12 years, I have always believed this, but last night I was once again reassured.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Hot Topics Conversation Series “Immigration, Identity, and Inclusion” for IU faculty, staff, students, and Bloomington community members. The event had five panelists, who spoke for about 5-7 minutes. This was followed by questions from the moderators and questions from the audience. At the end, audience, who were still present after the official event end time of 9:00 PM, were divided into smaller groups for further discussion.