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

Lecture: "Alejandro Solalinde on the Migrants' Path"

Wed, November 15, 2017 | Texas Union Building (UNB) 3.502, Santa Rita Suite

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Reverend Alejandro Solalinde presents the 2017 Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico. A Catholic priest and human rights activist, Rev. Solalinde is coordinator of the Catholic Pastoral Care Center for Migrants in Southwestern Mexico and founder and director of Hermanos en el Camino (Brothers on the Road), a shelter that provides humanitarian relief to migrants from Central and South America as well as Asia and Africa.

A dedicated defender of the rights of migrants, Father Solalinde has brought attention to the human rights abuses experienced by migrants—extortion, rape, kidnapping, and murder. He has continuously called upon authorities in both Mexico and the United States to make visible these forms of injustice, as well as the poverty and violence that migrants face in their home countries, leading them to emigrate.

Solalinde was born in Texcoco, Mexico, in 1945. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history and psychology from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, and a master’s in systemic family therapy.

Felipe González, the UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and Tinker Visiting Professor at LLILAS, will participate as discussant.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be in Spanish, with simultaneous translation available.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz. To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, please visit Alejandro Solalinde: The Migrants' Path.

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