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At a Crossroads: Migrant Caravans and the Politics of Protection, Protest, and Pilgrimage
March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join LARC and the Calgary Public Library for a talk by Dr. Victoria Simmons, LARC Visiting Fellow, on Tuesday March 19, 7pm at the Central Library.
This talk will examine three different Central American migrant caravans whose movements through Mexico have gained visibility in recent years: The Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants; the annual Viacrucis del Migrante, or the Migrants’ Stations of the Cross, and the 2018 Honduran migrant caravan which received unprecedented media attention and led to the deployment of military forces along the U.S.-Mexico border.
This event is open to the public.
Victoria Simmons holds a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University (Canada). Her doctoral dissertation engages in the politics of knowledge and mobility through a series of counter-memories of migration and railways in southern Mexico. She has an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (U.N.A.M) and a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of Calgary. Victoria has authored and co-authored publications on gender and migration in Latin America. She currently teaches migration and citizenship at Mount Royal University.