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Lowell Alumni Southern California Luncheon 4/9/05
by Carla Lazzareschi '66

More than 50 loyal Lowell alumni gathered in Burbank in April for the 2005 bi-annual Red & White Southern California lunch. In his keynote speech, John Trasvina '76, the Western States Regional Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, focused on the increasing need to protect the rights and improve the opportunities of immigrants throughout America. "Immigration patterns are changing the face of the United States in places where they haven't been seen" in recent decades, Trasvin?a said. Ultimately, "immigration will affect every segment of life in the United States."

While immigration is a well known story in such states as California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois, Trasvina said, immigrants now have a significant presence in places such as Georgia, where they work in the carpet mills and onion fields, Iowa and Nebraska, where they are the mainstay of meatpacking plants, and Maryland and Delaware where they employed in chicken production. The aim of the Civil Rights Commission, he added, is not only to protect the civil rights of these immigrants but to insure that the "golden door of opportunity" is opened for them as it has to other waves of American immigrants throughout our history.

Following graduation from Lowell, Trasvina attended Harvard University and Stanford Law School. Before being appointed Western States Regional Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights in late 2004, he was Director of the Discrimination Research Center in Berkeley and Los Angeles and taught Immigration Law at Stanford Law School.

The luncheon was organized by southern California Lowell Alumni chair Helen Louie Wax '66. Her committee included Nancy Martin Albrecht '55; Denis Binder '64;John Blyoder '55; Charlene Bedient Bosl '65, William Chisum '54; Elisabeth Repp Cooper '37, Carla Lazzareschi '66; Richard Lopez '66; John Trasvina '76; Deedee Walser '41; Carolyn Ward '65 and Nancy Zubiri '77.

The Lunchen Begins
The Luncheon Begins
Charlene Bosl and Helen Wax
Charlene Bosl and Helen Wax
Deedee Walser and John Trasvina
Deedee Walser and John Trasvina
Helen Wax
SoCal Alumni Chair Helen Wax
John Trasvina, Keynote Speaker
John Trasvina, Keynote Speaker
Alumni attending the Luncheon
Alumni attending the Luncheon


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13th Red & White Luncheon
Southern California Lowell Alumni Association
Date: April 21, 2007 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Place: The Castaway - 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank, California, 91501
Contact: Helen Louie Wax '66, 805-445-4740, ext. 127

 

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