03 May Central American Forced Migration: Conversations for Change
Monday, May 3 / 12:00 PM
The mainstream media largely frame the topic of migration by utilizing terms such as illegal and undocumented, which have an immediate impact in shaping public perceptions of criminal behavior. The media also focus much attention to the arrival of migrants from Mexico, the need for more security on the U.S.-Mexico border and accelerated deportation hearings. Unfortunately, such media coverage ignores the ongoing influx of Central Americans, the increased security south of the Mexican border, and strategies for survival once in the U.S. Dr. Cecilia Menjivar (Sociology, ASU); Dr. Eric Popkin (Sociology, Colorado College); and Dr. Horacio N. Roque Ramírez (Chicana/o Studies, UCSB) represent some of the leading researchers on Central American migration and will discuss these issues and their relevance to promoting immigration reform.
Sponsored by Chicana/o Studies Institute, the Dept. of Sociology, the Dept. of Feminist Studies, the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, MultiCultural Center and the IHC.