Sept. 26, 2006
Norma DeLaO, director of the New Iowan Center at the Community Action Agency of Siouxland in Sioux City, will present “Immigration 101: An Introduction to a Complex Issue” on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
DeLao will explain the terminology and the process of immigration to the United States, including the time requirements and various stages in the process.
She received the Siouxland Unidad Latina’s 2004 Latina of the Year Award and Sioux City’s 2003 Siouxland Women of Excellence Award for Women Pursing Truth.
DeLao, an immigrant who was born in Mexico and raised in the United States, became director of the New Iowan Center at the Community Action Agency of Siouxland in November 2000. She was previously the agency’s Head Start Parent Involvement Manager. She has also been a community developer at United Methodist Mexican American Ministries and area director at Harvest America, both in Garden City, Kan., and a police officer for the City of Dakota City, Neb.
She is a 1994 graduate of St. Mary’s of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan.