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Judith Baca, Migration of the Golden People, 2001. Mural located in Romero Hall at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Los Angeles

Conference on Central American Migration

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Luskin School of Public Affairs Building, Room 2355

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January 30, 2020, Luskin 2355, 7 PM:

Documentary film, “Eternos Indocumentados,” Jennifer Carcamo (History, UCLA)

January 31, 2020, Luskin 2355:

Morning Panel 1: Central Americans in Mexico and the U.S.: An Overview

Leisy Abrego, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Nestor Rodriguez, UT Austin

Amarela Varela, UNAM (Mexico)

Morning Panel 2: Family in Mexico and US

Carmen Fernandez Casanueva, CIESAS/San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico)

Floridalma Boj-Lopez, CSULA

Martha Rojas, ECOSUR (Mexico)

Noon keynote address: Dolores París Pombo, Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Mexico)

Panel 3: Integration in Mexico and US

Juan Herrera, Geography, UCLA

Arely Zimmerman, Pomona College

Rodolfo Casillas, UNAM, Political and Economic Integration in Mexico

Panel 4: Organizations in the US

Martha Arevalo, Director, CARECEN

Jose Palma, Director, National TPS Alliance

Representatives of UNICA/CAIGA (UCLA Central American Student organizations)

Sponsor(s): Center for Study of International Migration, Chicano Studies Research Center, Tamar Diana Wilson Fund

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