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“I Am a Kentuckian” March 30th

I AM WKU Mar 30American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky will be hosting their “I Am a Kentuckian” tour at WKU on Monday, March 30th at 4 PM in Gary Ransdell Hall (GRH) Auditorium.

The purpose of the tour is putting real faces with real issues and engaging in important conversations about a topic that needs a voice. During the event, audience members will the hear stories about what it’s like being in a place without the key essentials we often don’t think about: drivers licence, financial aid, etc. This particular event is so special because WKU alumnus Luiggi Carlin (’11) will be the guest speaker for ACLU.

A former Creative Writing major, this the first time Carlin is speaking about immigration and not poetry, but he’s grateful to be doing so.

“I have always wanted to be a part of the public discussion on immigration. For a long time I felt like I didn’t have a voice. Then, the ACLU gave me one.”LC

Carlin says he’s excited to be back at WKU but feels like he never left. He explains how rewarding it is to talk about something so important to him and how exciting it is to be apart of something bigger than himself.

“If I can speak on my personal story and push the immigration debate forward, then that is something I want to devote my time and energy to. The most rewarding feeling is getting to work with as great an organization as the ACLU. I’m so happy to be a part of this event and a part of a greater reflection on the broken immigration system.”

So make sure you mark on your calendars– MARCH 30TH: “I Am a Kentuckian”– and come out to support our fellow Hilltopper, Luiggi Carlin.

2 Responses to ““I Am a Kentuckian” March 30th”

  1. […] 30: I AM A Kentuckian Tour: An Undocumented Kentuckian Shares His Story, 4 p.m. at Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the ACLU of Kentucky, Potter College of Arts […]

  2. Hello, my name is Daniel Blommel and I’m a reporter for NewsChannel12 at WKU. I’m very interested and would like to get in contact with Luiggi Carlin. I’d just like to talk with him about immigration and his story if that’s possible. Feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you and have a nice day.

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