1000 E. University Ave.,
Laramie, WY 82071
Suzan Pritchett, J.D.
The Robert J. Golten Visiting Professor of Law at UW and Co-Director of the UW-based Center for International Human Rights Law & Advocacy.
Dr. Phil Roberts
A professor of history at UW, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. He specializes in the history of Wyoming and the American West, legal, environmental and natural resources history.
Campbell County (Gillette) high school math teacher from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was kidnapped at the age of 13 to become a child soldier in ethnic warfare. He escaped the rebel outpost, made his way to a Mozambique refugee camp, and was subsequently placed in the home of a Maryland couple. In 2006, he was received a UW scholarship; he has since made his home in Gillette, Wyoming. Bahige became an American citizen in February 2012. He is working with a Campbell County legislator to make Wyoming part of the U.S. refugee resettlement system.
UW student from the student organization, Movimiento Estuduantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA).
General Manager of the Wort Hotel in Jackson and 2012 Board President of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association.
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who, in a June 2011 essay in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, revealed his status as an "undocumented immigrant" in order to promote dialogue about the immigration system in the U.S. Vargas is the founder of "Define American," a non-profit organization intended to open up dialogue about the criteria people use to determine who is an American. His newly released film ‘Documented’ chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.
Dr. Marisela DeMirjyn
Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies and an Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, as well as the Italian Studies Program and the Latin American Studies Program. In her scholarly work, Maricela is interested in intersectionality and identity construction, particularly as experienced by Chicana and Latina populations. She is a participant in the emergent discourse regarding visual narrative analysis within the contexts of social activism and marginalized communities. Her most recent publication in this area is Las Madonnas Morenas: Feminist Narratives of Cultural & Sexual Spirituality.
Dr. Ramiro Martinez, Jr.
Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. His core research agenda asks how does violence vary across ecological settings, and, does violent crime and violent deaths vary across racial/ethnic and immigrant groups?
Mr. Robbins was recently a Policy Advisor and Special Counsel in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He is now Executive Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, the bipartisan coalition of more than 500 business leaders and mayors making the case that smarter immigration laws will help our companies better compete and create American jobs.
President of the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Prior to joining FAIR in 1982, Mr. Stein was executive director of the Immigration Reform Law Institute. His legal experience includes private practice and as congressional staff. He has appeared on TV and radio news/talk programs and has contributed commentaries to a number of print media outlets.