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At a Crossroads: Migrant Caravans and the Politics of Protection, Protest, and Pilgrimage

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free
Mexico USA Border - Migrant Caravans

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.

Venue

Calgary Public Library Central Library
800 3 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2E7 Canada
Phone:
403.260.2600
Website:
https://calgarylibrary.ca/new-central-library/

Organizer

LARC
Phone:
1 403.282.8606
Email:
larc@ucalgary.ca
Website:
https://larc.ucalgary.ca/

Other

Performer
Dr. Victoria Simmons
Author
Hola Calgary
Updated
Feb 16th, 2019
Offers
Free
PriceCurrency
CAD

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