The College of Liberal Arts will host an immigration forum Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers at University of Texas at Arlington on February 3, 2017 from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Given the timeliness of the topic, the day will be thought-provoking for scholars and students alike in examining the impact immigration has on people, ideas, and actions in the US.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Lori Baker from Baylor University, works internationally on the recovery and identification of remains of victims of human rights violations and assisted in the establishment of Mexico’s Missing Nationals Abroad database. Her research has been featured in Discovery Magazine, National Geographic, NPR, The Washington Post, USA Today, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.
During lunch, National Geographic photographer, playwright, and installation artist Dominic Bracco II will present a thoughtful portrait of the US-Mexican borderlands. He takes us through his childhood home in South Texas, to Mexico, and into Central America into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Bracco’s work is a nuanced look at American smuggling corridor, border culture, and the historical conflicts that have shaped this region.
The event’s activities include panel discussions by scholars and activists about immigration control policies, and lively theatrical excerpts on immigrant arrival stories.
The event is free with breakfast and lunch provided. Accommodations will be made for bus parking.
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