Speaker Series Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:00pm

Camilo Perez Bustillo, Autonomous University of Mexico City

“Militarization of Borders, Criminalization and Forced Disappearances of Migrants in Transit in Mexico”.

Profesor Perez Bustillo, will discuss his research in Mexico regarding the case of the San Fernando Massacre (72 migrants in transit killed from 5 countries in Tamaulipas in August 2010), and its implications, within the framework of recent hearings organized by the Permanent Peoples Tribunal, the most widely recognized successor to the Russell Tribunal of the 1960`s and 1970´s.   The hearings focused on systematic human rights violations against both migrants in transit and migrants of Mexican origin, and related issues regarding the rights of refugees and victims of forced displacement.  Many of these migrants  have their origins in indigenous communities and peoples in Mexico,  Central America, and the Andean region.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:00pm

Barry Thatcher, New Mexico State University

“Exploring the rhetoric and writing of Spanish-English multilingual students and professionals along the U.S.-Mexico Border”


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 4:00pm

José Flores Benitez, University of New Mexico

“A new approach to Gang Violence in the Americas: El Salvador a Case Study”


Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:00pm

Laura Carlsen and Araceli Rodriguez

“National Security and Human Security in the US-Mexico Borderlands”


Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:00pm

Meredith Abarca , University of Texas, El Paso

“Culinary Mestazaje: The Afro-American Roots of Latin American and U.S. Latino Foodways”


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:00pm

Joseph Sorrentino, photographer, Albuquerque, NM

“Chile Workers in New Mexico”


Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:00pm

José Luis Benavides, California State University, Northridge

“The Need for Transformative Allies of Undocumented Students in Higher Education”


For more information please call 575-646-6814 or email anjah@nmsu.edu
All events are free and open to the public
Nason House
1070 University Ave (directly across from FedEx Kinko’s)