One Nation, One Standard: An Ex-Liberal on How Hispanics Can Succeed Just Like Other Immigrant Groups April 1, 2007
Sunday, April 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University
Since our nation’s founding, those who come here fleeing poverty and persecution abroad have formed a vibrant and important part of American culture. Today, however, America is facing an onslaught of issues surrounding immigration, both legal and illegal. Herman Badillo, who rose from poverty to become the first Puerto Rican native elected to the U.S. Congress, says his community’s path to prosperity, political unity, and the American mainstream must be through self-reliance. “We must not delude ourselves believing that government will provide Hispanics with adequate health care, employment, or housing for all,” he says, “or even offer our children a proper education.” Does liberal social policy do more harm than good? Does success for immigrant communities lie in the restoration of traditional values: hard work, thrift, and integrity? Join us tonight, as Herman Badillo addresses questions that impact every American.