Responding to our Experiences on the US-Mexico Border with the Encuentro Project
- Raquel Muñiz Castro, Assistant Professor, Lynch School of Education & Human Development, and Liaison to the Law School
- M. Brinton Lykes, Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and Co-director, Center for Human Rights and International Justice
- Timothy Karcz, Assistant Director, Center for Human Rights and International Justice
In May, Muñiz, Lykes and Karcz traveled to El Paso, Texas for a border immersion experience with the Encuentro Project, an inter-congregational, collaborative project which includes the Jesuits, the Marist Brothers, the Sisters of San Francisco of the Holy Family, lay people, and the Instituto Fronterizo Esperanza (Border Institute Hope). The project includes personal experiences with those seeking asylum and migrants while contextualizing the current border situation within the broader history of US-Central American and Mexican relations as well as the human rights of migrants.
In this presentation, they will "report back" on their experience, provide some greater context on how current issues on the border interface with US immigration policies and practices that impact immigrants in our communities, including students in K-20. They will explore what actions people in the BC community and beyond can do in response to the harsh treatment people seeking asylum and refuge in the US have withstood at the hands of the current administration.
A light lunch to be served. RSVP for lunch at red Register button above or at https://tinyurl.com/912USMexico
Thursday, September 12 at 12:00pm
McElroy Commons, 237
Boston College, 293 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA