Undocumented migrants and immigrants are sought out and criminalized by government forces in the U.S., and are, once again, targets for nationalist intimidation, violence, and racism. Even families seeking asylum are being arrested and separated, while the American public remains largely unaware of the causes of migration.
This event will provide current and historical context to help us understand the immigration crisis:
-Why are migrants coming from Central America and Mexico?
-What human rights abuses are occurring in the U.S. with respect to migrants?
-What effect have policies of family
separation and indefinite detention had on the lives of migrant children?
Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). She served as the
Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at UA from 2007-2011. Her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, state immigration controls, and justice struggles.
Ellen Moodie is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first book, El Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy (Pennsylvania 2010), follows the
circulation of the phrase “It’s worse than the war” in the years since peace accords were signed in 1992.
Co-sponsored by the Latinx Cultural Center
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
2324 N Fremont St