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

Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico: "El Camino del Migrante / The Migrants’ Path"

Wed, November 15, 2017 | Santa Rita Suite, Texas Union 3.502

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Reverend Alejandro Solalinde presents the 2017 Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico, titled “El Camino del Migrante / The Migrants’ Path.” Solalinde is a Catholic priest and coordinator of the Catholic Pastoral Care Center for Migrants in Southwestern Mexico. A dedicated defender of the rights of migrants, he is 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. Throughout his time as a priest and human rights activist, Father Solalinde has sought to focus attention on the human rights abuses that migrants experience, such as 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.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.

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