ECC Humanities Speaker Series presents 'Immigration, Social Justice, and the Future of American Democracy' Nov. 7

 
Submitted by Elgin Community College
Updated 10/31/2018 11:49 PM
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  • Ilsup Ahn will discuss "Immigration, Social Justice, and the Future of American Democracy" at ECC on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Ilsup Ahn will discuss "Immigration, Social Justice, and the Future of American Democracy" at ECC on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Elgin Community College will host Ilsup Ahn, Ph.D., as part of the fall 2018 Humanities Speaker Series.

Ahn will discuss "Immigration, Social Justice, and the Future of American Democracy" from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Building G Spartan Auditorium at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Ahn's presentation centers on what it means to provide justice for undocumented workers who have been living in the United States without proper legal documentation.

Other topics of discussion include:

• How can we do justice to the undocumented migrants who have been doing the low-skilled, low-paid jobs unwanted by citizens?;

• What should be the future of DACA students under the Trump administration?; and

• What should be the responsibilities of our schools, churches, and civic organizations to enhance social justice in America today?

Ahn, Carl I. Lindberg professor of philosophy at North Park University, will explore the answers to these questions by critically engaging in current immigration politics from a social justice perspective.

Ahn holds a doctorate of philosophy in religious ethics from the University of Chicago. His areas of special interest include: religious (Christian) ethics, philosophical ethics, contemporary social justice theories, justice and human rights, business and financial ethics, environmental ethics, religion and politics, and Asian-American religious studies.

Established in fall 2006, the ECC Humanities Center Speaker Series navigates today's intellectual landscape by bringing renowned speakers of international, national and/or regional importance to the college to speak on topics significant to the humanities for the benefit of the ECC academic community.

For more information, visit www.ecchumanities.org.

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