Posts under tag: Mexico Border
The 2018 Annual Las Casas Lecture on Human Rights Thursday May 3rd 5:30-7:00 p.m. in PLC180.
This year’s speaker is Mexican priest Father Alejandro Solalinde, a candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and a tireless fighter for migrant rights in Mexico. He is the founder of the network of shelters hermanosenelcamino.org and has been the target of death threats, harassment, as well as institutional ostracism from both church and state in Mexico. His talk The Migrant’s Path/El camino del migrants will address the ongoing humanitarian crisis of Central American refugees who cross through Mexico on their way North to the US and who become victimized by both narcos and police forces intent on charging a hefty “fee” for their passage in the form of money, but very often, psychological and physical abuse, rape, torture and in many cases death and disappearance.
On The Fence: A presentation on current research about the use of Spanglish in the popular media on the US/Mexico border.
Presentations by Spanish Professor Claudia Holguin-Mendoza and Journalism Professor Peter Laufer
Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm in PLC 180.
Reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to all!