OLLAS Upcoming Events
The UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) continues to work hard to bring you informational and interesting events during these strange times.
Hostile Terrain 94 – Undocumented Migration Project
Hostile Terrain 94: Migration and Borders
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020 AT 6 PM – 7 PM
The UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) is hosting a virtual panel discussion over "Migration and Borders" on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 PM with Dr. Laura Alexander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights, Dr. Thomas Sanchez, Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and OLLAS Faculty member, and Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, OLLAS Director and Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology. This panel discussion is part of the exhibition Hostile Terrain 94 – Undocumented Migration Project.
About the Talk:
They will present on Border crossing in Latin America, humanitarian aid in the US-Mexico Border, and the history of the Border Patrol. The objective of this panel is to introduce Omaha audiences to the context in which the immigrant’s deaths presented in the HT94 exhibition take place.
This panel kicks off the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition which will be on display at Amplify Arts (1419 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68108)
Exhibition Dates: November 5 - November 28, 2020 Open Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm - 6pm by appointment. Please email email@example.com to schedule a viewing or register through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/.../hostile-terrain-94...). Face masks are required.
Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.
For more information, contact Yuriko Doku, 402.554.3835, or visit the OLLAS website: www.unomaha.edu/ollas