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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Third International Conference: Local Action in Response to Migration

Current debates about migration throughout the Central American-Mexican-United States-Canada corridors require a reexamination of the topic from perspectives that include the effective protection of human, civil, labor, and political rights. We are compelled to take into account the voices that are counteracting violence against immigrants, promoting support programs, and generating better access to public services.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Student Opinion: We Knew

Thousands of people including leaders from all five campuses and 42 states urged the University of Minnesota to fire head football coach Tracy Claeys. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Los Ofendidos: Shedding Light on Human Rights Injustices in El Salvador

This past fall, University of Minnesota Graduate student Paula Cuellar, presented a screening of “Los Ofendidos”, a film that covered topics of armed conflict and human rights abuses during the civil war in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992. The screening was followed by a Q&A session with torture survivor Neris Gonzalez, who provided her own personal testimonies and recollections of the war.

Student Opinion: Being Muslim At Minnesota

This historic election cycle has brought about tremendous changes in America’s social climate. For many, it has been easy to ignore the hate and fear that has developed out of the reactions to the presidential campaign, but for refugees, people of color, Muslims, and the LGBTQ community, ignoring the problem is not an option. Hateful messages from the president elect’s campaign and the subsequent responses of his followers has instilled fear into the hearts of many members of marginalized communities, not only throughout the country but also on campus at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Since the beginning of the presidential campaign, several events targeting Muslim students and students of color have occurred on campus. A few members of the Muslim community on campus shared their thoughts on current campus climate.