AMEXCAN celebrates anniversary with roundtable discussion

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary Jan. 10 with a roundtable discussion on Latino immigration in the South.

Dr. Helen Marrow, professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Tufts University, will keynote the event, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room C-102, the Brewster Building at East Carolina University.

Marrow is a Tarboro native who graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in sociology and social policy. At the roundtable discussion, she will present her most recent book, “Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South.”

The discussion will address current topics related to Latinos living in the United States, many of whom have experienced significant changes with stricter immigration laws. Marrow will present evidence of resistance to such laws in eastern North Carolina.

The event is co-sponsored by the ECU College of Education, Department of Sociology and the Center for Diversity and Inequality Research.

For additional information, contact AMEXCAN by phone at 252-757-3916 or email