Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Forum: "The New Border Crisis: Economics, Migration, and Militarization"

Sat, August 24, 2019 | 1106 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Austin Tan Cerca de La Frontera presents a panel discussion and forum on the roots and realities of the new border crisis. 

Meet the panelists:

Dawn Paley, journalist and sociologist, is the author of Drug War Capitalism, which interrogates the role of US-backed anti-drug politics in Mexico and Central America. She is currently working on a new book about Mexico.

Velia Marrujo is administrator for the Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s (CFO, Border Committee for Women Workers), and facilitates their health and empowerment workshops.

Montserrat Garibay is secretary/treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO. Her work focuses on public education, workers' rights, and immigration.

Gus Bova is a reporter for the Texas Observer whose writing focuses on immigration, the US–Mexico border, and grassroots movements. He formerly worked at Casa Marianella, a local shelter for migrants and refugees.

Sulma Franco is a sanctuary and immigration organizer for Grassroots Leadership (GL). An immigrant from Guatemala, she also works for GL's Detention Center Program.

Free and open to the public. For more information, and to receive a free ticket via Eventbrite, contact Laura at laura@atcf.org or 201-844-1706. 

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  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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    Austin, Texas 78712