SIS Forum on Education and Immigration

School Information System’s Forum on Immigration and Education, May 24, 2006.
The video QT Video of the meeting is 85MB and 60 minutes long. Click on the image at left to watch the video. The video contains chapter headings which allow quick navigation to each topic.
Moderator Rafael Gomez introduces Joe Nigh, Counselor at East High School; Father Mike Moon, Catholic priest, serving the parishes of Holy Redeemer and St. Joseph, and also working at the Catholic Multicultural Center; Alfonso Cepeda Capistran, educational specialist with DPI – Migrant Education, appearing as an active community member, and former President of Latinos United for Change and Advancement; and, Jose Calixto, UW student and Co-President of MECha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), a UW-Madison student organization.
The discussion covers the following topics:

  • Demographics of Madison Latino population
  • Changing Demographics Statewide: Impact of NAFTA, decline of family farms, rise of corporate, import of labor
  • The Legal Landscape
  • Moral and Human Costs