Why do people migrate? The exhibit Carne y Arena provides visitors with insight into migrants' experiences at the U.S. border, but what leads people to attempt to cross the border in the first place? Join us on June 30 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at KANEKO or via Zoom for a discussion on these issues.
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In this "Conversatorio," a group of expert panelists will discuss their research into, and experiences of, migrant movements. These include conflict and oppression in Latin American countries that leads to migration both within Latin America and to the U.S.; immigration from Ukraine and former Soviet republics, especially the current refugee movements that began with Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022; and circumstances that force women to migrate due to both conflict and gender-based oppression, with a focus on South Asia.
- Cristián Doña-Reveco, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies, UNO
- Olga Taraschenko, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC
- Sharmila Seyyid, Artist Protection Fellow in residence at UNO and award-winning author
- Brett Kyle, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UNO
- Laura Alexander, Ph.D., (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights, UNO