University of Redlands

KPCC public radio joins U of R for live forum: 'Inland Opportunities – Immigration and a Changing Region'

The community is invited to join Southern California Public Radio station KPCC from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, in Glenn Wallichs Theater on the main Redlands campus for a live forum, "Inland Opportunities – Immigration and a Changing Region."

The Inland Empire hasn’t traditionally been known as a cultural melting pot. But things are changing, at least in part thanks to the two-county region’s affordable housing and economic opportunities. Now, one in five Inland Empire residents is foreign-born, according to a study by University of California, Riverside’s Center for Social Innovation. Join the conversation as Take Two host A Martínez explores what’s inspiring this surge in immigration and its implications on the region’s politics, economy, and more.

Scheduled panelists include:

· Nathaniel Cline – assistant professor of economics, University of Redlands

· Juan De Lara – assistant professor of American studies and ethnicity, University of Southern California

· Karthick Ramakrishnan – professor of political science and public policy at University of California, Riverside, and coauthor of the report “State of Immigrants in the Inland Empire”

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Be part of the conversation! This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online at