Penn Lightbulb Café: Emilio Parrado on Latin American Migration to the U.S.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721July 17, 2014

Latin American migration to the United States grew very rapidly during the last two decades of the 20th century. Since then, the 2007 economic recession together with stronger border enforcement and deportation policies are having a visible impact on the dynamics of the flow and even the size of the immigrant population in local areas. Dr. Parrado will highlight current demographic realities that are essential to understand and evaluate proposed changes to immigration policy.

The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.



Emilio Parrado

Professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and the Population Studies Center

Director of Penn’s Latin American and Latino Studies Program

University of Pennsylvania


Penn Lightbulb Café, "New Realities of Latin American Migration to the U.S.”


Tuesday, July 29, 6-7 p.m. 


World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia