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Public Invited: “Immigration Law” at MTSU 3PM This Monday

(MURFREESBORO)  “Immigration, Regulation and Regional Implications: Current Issues for Immigrants and Refugees in Rutherford County” is set for 3 :00 o’clock this Monday afternoon (9/20/2021) in Space 201 of MTSU’s Pupil Union (1768 MTSU Blvd.). The discussion also will be obtainable on the web by way of Zoom.  Barbara “Bobbie” Ibarra of the League of Ladies Voters will average the discussion, which is open to the community and absolutely free. Masks and proper distancing will be essential. 

The panelists include Kellye Branson, an MTSU alumna and the director of refugee and immigration services for Catholic Charities of Nashville, and Abdou Kattih, founder of Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and a longtime local community services organizer. 

A campus parking map is offered at https://little Off-campus visitors can acquire a 1-working day allow at a visit to.phppark in the university’s Rutherford Boulevard Large amount, and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle to the Pupil Union. 

The event’s Zoom link is, and the conference ID is 371 301 9570. Zoom contributors ought to use the passcode “rucoburo” to accessibility the dwell feed. 

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“Immigration, Law and Community Consequences” is component of the University’s Honors Higher education slide 2021 Honors Lecture Sequence, an upper-division class and community lecture opportunity with a new matter every single spring and fall. Both MTSU college and off-campus authorities be a part of the discussion and share their expertise at the weekly lectures. 

This semester’s Honors Lecture Collection topic is “Rewriting the Constitution.” 

MT Engage, a software built to boost students’ faculty educations by expanding their understanding inside and outside the house the classroom, is MTSU’s most recent Top quality Enhancement Plan, demanded for reaccreditation by the Southern Affiliation of Faculties and Schools Commission on Faculties.  

It commenced in 2016 and creates options for college students to produce much more engaged studying and integrative wondering, rising their satisfaction with their education and ultimately increasing graduation and retention prices. 

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Panelist Branson has coordinated refugee and immigration products and services for Catholic Charities of Nashville because 2008. In advance of she joined the firm, she labored in the youngster welfare and juvenile justice fields, producing important use of her MTSU undergrad diploma in felony justice and psychology and her master’s in forensic psychology from the University of North Dakota. 

Kattih, who arrived in the United States from his indigenous Syria in 1998, is a pharmacist with a lot more than two decades’ knowledge in retail and corporate administration. He proven Murfreesboro Muslim Youth in 2015 to assistance broaden youth improvement and social get the job done and is a board member for the Rutherford Interfaith Council, Local community Helpers and the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Middle. 

Ibarra’s 30-as well as yrs of knowledge in government, company, nonprofit and philanthropic management incorporates serving as the nationwide director of civil rights for the U.S. Office of Transportation and do the job with the homeless and child welfare in Miami, Florida. Her service has ongoing with her do the job with the League of Girls Voters considering the fact that her current shift to Middle Tennessee. 

The fall 2021 Honors Lecture Sequence carries on through Monday, Nov. 22. For additional info, visit



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