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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Local Action in Response to Migration: Sept 21-23

Next week, the Human Rights Program welcomes to campus Jill Anderson, co-author of Los Otros Dreamers, a community-published anthology of stories and photos about the experience of twenty-six youth returning or being deported to Mexico after having grown up int he United States. Jill will make a public keynote presentation about the anthology and broader project on Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm at the McNamara Alumni Center (A.I. Johnson Great Room) on the East Bank of campus. A reception open to all will precede the keynote, beginning at 5:30 pm.
Anderson's keynote address kicks off a two-day conference exploring the new debates being generated from the migratory panorama of the Central American-Mexican-United States-Canada corridors. The "Third International Conference of the Local Action in Response to Migration Network" will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 22-23 in 101 Walter Library. Many of the presentations will be made in Spanish and will be noted as such on the full schedule. Abbreviated schedule below.

Thursday, September 22
Location: 101 Walter Library (East Bank), 117 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

10:00 AM - Actores Solidarios / Actors in Solidarity, Local Actions
11:30 AM

11:45 AM - Movimientos Migratorios: Luchas y Desafios / Migratory
1:00 PM      Movements: Struggles and Challenges

2:15 PM -   Lo Audible y Lo Visible / That Which is Head and That
3:30 PM     Which is Seen

3:45 PM -  Acciones Locales en Minnesota / Minnesota
5:00 PM     Responses to Migration

7:00 PM -   Film Screening: Comprometidos / We Are In It
9:00 PM

Friday, September 23
Location: 101 Walter Library (East Bank), 117 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

9:00 AM -  Vulnerabilidades, Crisis y Desarrollo / Vulnerabilities,
10:30 AM   Crisis and Development

10:45 AM - Migrantes, Derechos Humanos y Salud / Migrants,
12:00 PM    Human Rights and Health

1:30 PM -   Arte, Memoria y Trauma / Art, Memory and Trauma
3:15 PM

3:15 PM     Concluding Remarks

The keynote and conference are free and open to the public.

Conference is hosted by the Human Rights Program, Hispanic Issues Online, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, and Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas.

Co-sponsors include: The Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, Institute for Global Studies, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Department of Chicano & Latino Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Immigration History Research Center, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change