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Feb 28 2019

People on the Move: Forced Migration and Human Rights Violations in the Americas

February 28, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and Arab American Cultural Center

Today’s world is facing a global refugee crisis of an unprecedented scale. There are nation-states causing and perpetuating this crisis, and those who are shouldering the burden of its consequences. From the crisis in Venezuela, to the peace instability in Colombia, to the migrant caravan traveling through Central American countries to Mexico and the United States, this conversation will examine the underlying themes between these unique human rights disasters, including policies which deepen the human rights violations of those in need of international protection.

Join us as Erika Guevara-Rosas, the Americas Regional Director of Amnesty International, leads the discussion and learn what Amnesty International is doing to end the demonization of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Learn how to advocate along their side!

Erika Guevara-Rosas is a feminist and human rights lawyer, who currently serves as Americas Director at Amnesty International (AI), where she leads the organization's human rights work across the continent. Erika has two decades of substantial international experience in the fields of human rights, gender justice and philanthropy. 

When: Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Where: LCC - Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

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For more info, please call 312-996-3095.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.


Jocelyn Munguia Chavez

Date posted

Feb 12, 2019

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020