Professor Suzie Pritchett will be one of the featured speakers at the University of Wyoming Saturday U program. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding University of Wyoming professors. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Saturday U is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Outreach School, the Wyoming Humanities Council and the University of Wyoming Foundation, joined by local supporters.
Professor Pritchett will give a talk called, “The Cowboy State in a World on the Move: Exploring Contemporary Immigration Issues in Wyoming.”
“Global migration is on the rise, and national immigration reform appears elusive. Many assume that Wyoming, as the nation’s least populous state, is insulated from the larger immigration debate,” Pritchett says. “However, immigrants continue to make Wyoming their home, and national and international immigration policies have an effect on local Wyoming communities.”
Pritchett will give context to contemporary immigration issues in Wyoming and provide an opportunity to discuss the future of immigration in the Cowboy State.
The Saturday U presentations will take place Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6-9 p.m. at the Campbell County Public Library. Other speakers will include Jeff Beck, UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and Matthew Craig, Gillette College Department of Science biology faculty member.
For more information, please visit the Saturday U webpage.