The U.S. – Central America Immigration Crisis: How it started, why it continues, and what you can do to make a difference

Date: 

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Speakers: 
Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast
Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University
Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Allegra Love, Attorney and Executive Director, Santa Fe Dreamers Project
Producers of The Last Dream
Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Boston Centro Presente 
Centro Presente, Act on a Dream, PBHA's Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment, PBHA's Partners for Empowering Neighborhoods, and the Massachusetts Committee on TPS

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AGENDA

9:45-10:00am
Registration

10:00-10:10am
Welcome: History of US Involvement in Central America
Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

10:10-10:40am
Keynote: The Migrant Trail (to be delivered in Spanish)
Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast

10:45-11:25am
Panel #1: The Border
Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University


11:30am-12:10pm
Panel #2: The Law
Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Allegra Love, Attorney and Executive Director, Santa Fe Dreamers Project


12:15-1:00pm.    Lunch Break

1:00-1:20pm
Screening of TPS Documentary “The Last Dream”

1:20-1:55pm
Panel #3: Living Undocumented
Producers of The Last Dream
Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Boston Centro Presente (TBC)


2:00-2:40pm
Panel #4: What can you do?
Centro Presente, Act on a Dream, PBHA's Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment, PBHA's Partners for Empowering Neighborhoods, and the Massachusetts Committee on TPS

2:45-3:00pm
Closing Remarks

Presented in collaboration with Centro Presente and Act on a Dream