Two California State University, Fresno professors will participate in a live forum about immigration and Monday’s scheduled boycotts on Fresno Telemundo affiliate KNSO, Channel 51 (Comcast Cable 11) at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30.
Dr. Antonio Avalos, economics, and Dr. Manuel Figueroa, Chicano Latin American Studies, will be among eight local people participating on the 60-minute show, “El Paro — The Day Before,” hosted by long-time Fresno-area Spanish-language journalist Daniel Rodriguez.
The panel will discuss the current status of immigrants in the United States, analyze what the future holds for immigration and assess the impact and consequences of the boycott scheduled for May 1.
Other panelists are Piedad Ayala, a farmer; Leonel Flores of the Union de Ex Braceros y de Inmigrantes in Fresno; Rufino Dominguez of the Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities; John Esparza, publisher of Vida En El Valle, a Fresno-based bilingual newspaper; Tony Valtierra of the Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Alegria Cruz of California Rural Legal Assistance; and Irma Martinez of the Palm Valley Institute.
On Monday evening, Rodriquez will host another live show with Figueroa and Valtierra reviewing the protest events, which include reports developed by Fresno State students who will cover the events.