Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Participate

Mayor Kathy Sheehan

Mayor Kathy Sheehan

The Sage Colleges will present a panel discussion, Immigrants and Refugees in the Capital Region, on Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center on the Russell Sage College campus, 65 1st Street, Troy, N.Y.

Panelists include Kathy M. Sheehan, J.D., mayor of Albany; Gene Primomo, J.D., federal public defender; Dahlia Herring, of the Capital Region Refugee Roundtable; and Sarah Rogerson, J.D., LL.M., of Albany Law School. Peggy Walsh, Ph.D., of Keene State College, will serve as moderator and lead a discussion about the contributions of immigrants to the economy, the demographic future and legal risks facing refugees and immigrants.

The panel is sponsored by the Hoffman Prize and Lecture Fund, established in 1979 by Linda Rosenfield Hoffman RSC ’62 and her husband Peter, to provide for sociology lectures. The panel is also offered as part of Sage’s WORLD series. WORLD is an acronym for Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing, Russell Sage College’s general education program. The program hosts speakers on wide-ranging and complex topics.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Kim Brayton, Ph.D., J.D., at [email protected].