Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Foro Urgente: Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border: Roots and Responses

Thu, September 4, 2014 | Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502, Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Foro Urgente, or Urgent Forum, is a panel discussion and community forum addressing the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.–Mexico border, with a focus on understanding the transnational factors behind the crisis, its potential impact on U.S.–Central America relations, and its effects on populations on both sides of the border. The forum will also explore state and federal government responses to the crisis and the efforts of local organizations to advocate for immigrants who are detained.

5:00-6:45 p.m.
Panel: Understanding the Causes and the Consequences of the Crisis.

6:45 p.m.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Plenary Discussion on Community Responses

8:00- 9:00 pm

Sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Free and open to the public; a reception follows the panel and forum. Space is limited; audience admitted on a first come, first served basis.

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