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September 2020

Migration Seminar Series – “Women, Youth, and Violence in the Borderlands”

September 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

How do we represent the experiences of migration and living in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands? This panel examines competing discourses of migrants and the border and how these shape our ability to understand the region or…

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Migration Webinar Series – “Panel on Central America”

September 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Refugees from the Central American states of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are currently leaving their countries in record number. Citing unprecedented levels of violence and precarity due to the presence of complex criminal organizations,…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Crossing U.S. Borders”

September 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Panelists Adam Goodman (Assistant Professor, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), "Deportation without Due Process: The American Way" Nicole Ramos (Refugee Program Director, Al Otro Lado) with Moderator Rachel Ida…

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October 2020

Migration Seminar Series – “Providing Legal Services to Women and Children Seeking Asylum in Detention”

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A group of second and third year law students along with the Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School will describe their volunteer work at the South Texas Family…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Trends in Immigration Reform”

October 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This panel will bring together scholars and practitioners to engage the issue of contemporary immigration reform. Specific topics include the current state of public opinion on immigration policies, the shifts in practices in immigration court…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Transnational Migrations to the Americas and Venezuela”

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Understanding the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis in times of COVID-19: By mid 2020, over 5 million people had fled Venezuela due to its political, economic, and social crisis. Most chose Latin American destinations, given the elevated…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Crossing Borders, Navigating Race: Blackness and Migration in the Americas”

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Whether we consider migration to the U.S., within the US, or to alternative destinations in the Americas as result of barriers to entering the U.S., consideration of race is interwoven throughout.  Blackness is both negotiated and…

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November 2020

Migration Seminar Series – “South-South Migration”

November 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Panelists Megan Sheehan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University; “Urban Encounters: Migrant Settlement in Santiago, Chile” Cristián Doña-Reveco, Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies,…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Immigration from LA to the Midwest”

November 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Immigration from Latin America to the Midwest has steadily increased over the last decade, and Wisconsin is no exception. Furthermore, Latin Americans, especially Mexicans, constitute the majority of new immigrant arrivals to the region.  These…

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Migration Seminar Series – “Wisconsin/Milwaukee Ties”

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Panelists Jesús Salas: Activist, ShopTalk speaker for the Wisconsin Humanities Council's Working Lives Project, former member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Moderated by Rachel Bloom-Pojar, CLACS Fellow and Associate Professor…

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