Thursday, February 15 Citizens Project partnered with Colorado Springs Councilmembers Richard Skorman and Yolanda Avila to hold a community conversation on immigration. The event was attended by over 100 community members and featured a panel of experts with different perspectives on immigration. Video of the event is below. Panelists from left to right are:
Carlos Gutierrez- Deputy, El Paso County Sherriff’s Office
Nayda Benitez- Founder of UNIDOS at UCCS
Edwin Ruiz – South Regional Organizer, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Eric Pavri- Immigration Attorney, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
Luis Antezana- Founder, Juntos for Education
Amy Sanchez-Martinez- Assistant Principal, Mitchell High School
A number of media outlets covered the event.