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Wednesday, September 5th

International Seminar Series: “It’s Not About Ego: Authentic Community Engagement with New Americans”

Date:
Wednesday, September 5th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation:  It’s Not About Ego: Authentic Community Engagement with New Americans Speaker:  Dr. Shirley Steinberg Werklund Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies University of Calgary, Canada Presentation Overview:  How do we become authentic community advocates and friends to newcomers to our country?  What are the ways in which we engage and consider migration,…

Wednesday, September 12th

International Seminar Series: “Immigration on the Border: Insight Into Practicing Immigration Law in the Border Region of El Paso, TX”

Date:
Wednesday, September 12th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Immigration on the Border: Insight Into Practicing Immigration Law in the Border Region of El Paso, TX Speaker: Linda Rivas, Executive Director, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, El Paso Texas Presentation Overview: Family separation was the culmination of abusive DHS practices on the El Paso border. As a testing ground for the policy…

Wednesday, September 19th

International Seminar Series : “Climate Refugees in the Global Age of Migration: Puerto Rican Migration in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria”

Date:
Wednesday, September 19th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Climate Refugees in the Global Age of Migration: Puerto Rican Migration in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria Speaker: Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University Presentation Overview: The effects of global warming has created a new category of migration: climate refugees. These are people who have been uprooted…

Wednesday, September 26th

International Seminar Series: “Assessing the Role of Migration in Human Evolutionary History”

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Title of Presentation: Assessing the Role of Migration in Human Evolutionary History Speaker: Dr. Fred Smith, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University Presentation Overview: It is well-known that humans have itchy feet! Migration has been a fundamental aspect of human cultural evolution throughout recorded history and extending back into prehistory. Although there are…