Thursday, September 1, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm
About this Event
1111 Jones Street, Omaha NEhttps://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/goldstein-center-for-human-rights/
-Dr. Lina Traslaviña Stover, Executive Director, Heartland Workers Center
-Dr. Christopher Decker, Professor, College of Business Administration, UNO
-Ms. Dulce Sherman, Owner, Sherman Executive Consulting; Chief HR& DEI Officer for Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative
Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, Director, UNO Office of Latino and Latin American Studies
Immigration impacts the economic vitality and well-being of the communities that immigrants come from and move to. In migrant-receiving countries, the economic impact of immigration is almost uniformly positive. Researchers have sometimes worried that immigration would drive down wages, but it turns out that increasing the number of workers and consumers improves economic vitality in almost all cases, including higher wages. Immigrants in the United States have brought small rural communities back from the brink of disappearing and have contributed billions of dollars in economic growth in Nebraska and elsewhere. Refugees, in particular, often need social assistance and services upon first arrival, but ultimately contribute more in economic growth than they receive.
In cooperation with the Carne y Arena exhibit at the Kaneko, in this Conversatorio a panel of scholars and community leaders will discuss the economic impact of immigration, with a particular focus on Nebraska. Panelists will examine economic and sociological research on migration and will tell the economic stories of immigrants in both urban and rural Nebraskan communities. Food and drink will be provided.
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