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CLLC Speaker Series

Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Aug 12, 2010

Today I attended an event organized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus.  The CLLC hosted Peter Schrag, a celebrated political writer, as part of its CLLC Speaker Series.  Schrag presented his book, “Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration and Nativism in America."

I attended at the invitation of Asael Sala, a staffer to Senator Gilbert Cedillo who took a Latina/os and the Law Freshman Seminar from me a few years ago.  Also in attendance were Professor Keith Aoki, 3L Esmeralda Soria (a former staffer to Senator Cedillo), and Immigration Law Clinic Sutro Fellow Grisel Ruiz.  Senator Cedillo made a presentation to Schrag.  Many of us were able to talk to Senator Cedillo after the book presentation.  Among other things, the Senator asked about Marvin Pineda, a 3L, who also is one of his former staffers.  King Hall has had many former staffers to Senator Cedillo over the years, including Araceli Aleman, an alum who was co-chair of La Raza Law Students Association.  Among other things, I told Senator Cedillo that he would have to come see the new wing of King Hall very soon!