Countywide : Forum on Prop. 187 Scheduled Tonight

A discussion of Proposition 187, the initiative that would cut government benefits for undocumented immigrants, will take place at Chapman University tonight.

The forum, called "Immigration: Where Are We Headed?" is sponsored by the university's Latino Heritage Committee and Associated Students.

Speakers include Nativo Lopez, of Hermandad Mexicana; Eddie Hernandez, executive vice chancellor of Rancho Santiago College, and Chapman University President James L. Doti, who will talk about economic aspects of immigration. Proposition 187 organizers declined to participate in the discussion, according to Sharon Frey, president of Macondo, a Latino student group.

"After the panelists speak, we plan to have an open discussion and debate with the audience," Frey said. "People are welcome to give their point of view."

Upcoming discussions in the Latino Heritage Month forum series include "Political Empowerment" on Oct. 5, and "Latinos and Health Care Reform" on Oct. 12.

Each of the free panel discussions will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 208 of the Argyros Forum, on the Chapman University campus. For information, call (714) 997-6761.

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