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Mexican Consul General Speaks on Immigration

Mexican Consul General to Speak on Immigration, Co-sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council and UnidosNow

Ambassador Daniel Hernández Joseph, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, will speak on “Function and Dysfunction: How Mexican and U.S. Governments Interact over Migration” at a lecture co-sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council and UnidosNow at New College.

The program will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the Sudakoff Center on the Pei campus of New College, 5845 General Dougher Place. The lecture is free for SWAC members, UnidosNow staff, teachers, and students; $20 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 487-4603 or email for reservations.

A reception with the ambassador for SWAC members will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at College Hall on the New College bayfront.

As a member of the Mexican foreign service, Ambassador Hernández Joseph has worked along the fault lines of migration between Mexico and the United States for 32 years. He gained on-the-ground experience in the Mexican consulates of Houston, Austin, and Laredo, and currently as Consul General in Boston. Between 1995 and 2011, occupying a variety of positions at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations, he was a leading figure in the protection of Mexican citizens abroad and Mexico-U.S. relations over migration. Ambassador Hernández Joseph’s mother was a U.S. citizen, and he earned a BA from Earlham College in Indiana and a MA from the University of Texas at Austin. The ambassador will be speaking in a personal capacity, not as an official of the Mexican government.

The Sarasota World Affairs Council, or SWAC, is a member of the largest non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging U.S. residents on global issues. It joins nearly 100 councils across 40 states that reach more than half a million people yearly. SWAC is hosted by the New College Foundation and is a 501(c)3 organization.

UnidosNow was incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2010. Through education and civic, economic, and cultural integration programs, it aims to elevate the quality of life of the region's growing Hispanic/Latino community so that it becomes fully integrated, realizes educational attainment, has an identified voice, and thrives in the United States of America.

Media contact:

Lynne Partington (; 248-909-7357)

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