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Bilingual report: Region to hear diverse voices, views about immigration April 8-13

IAWposterImmigration Awareness Week comes to Northern Arizona

By Frank X. Moraga / CCHAC

Comprehensive immigration reform is currently the hot topic in Washington D.C.

Republicans realize they need to approve a deal in order to win back the Latino support they lost in recent national elections.

Meanwhile, Democrats were called on the carpet for not passing some kind of immigration reform, especially when they had the numbers in Congress after the 2008 election.

The Obama Administration in particular has been taken to task by Latino leaders for deporting record numbers of immigrants during Obama’s first term in office.

Residents in Northern Arizona will get an up-close look at the many aspects of immigration — from law enforcement issues to the human cost of crossing the southern U.S. border — when the Latin American Studies program at Northern Arizona University presents “Immigration Awareness Week” April 8-13 in various locations in the region.

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Preview of Immigration Awareness Week begins March 27

Carolyn BrownFLAGSTAFF — A preview of Immigration Awareness Week, a series of speakers, events, and films designed to raise awareness and generate conversation about issues of immigration will begin on March 27.

Mario Martín-Flores, professor of Spanish at San Diego State University, will present the lecture “La Literatura Bajacaliforniana: de LA Ruptura a la Generación Equis y Más Incógnitas”, at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Health and Learning Center, 824 So. San Francisco St, Flagstaff, Room 3103. This free talk will be in Spanish.

Northern Arizona University’s Latin American Studies is co-sponsoring with Ethnic Studies the presentation by Carolyn Brown “From the Fields: An American Journey” (the story of a Chicano Activist), at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at SBS-Castro, Room 110, Northern Arizona University. Brown is assistant professor at American University, a journalist and documentary film maker.

Martín-Flores will then present the lecture “Baja California Culture: Crossroads of Leftovers, Migrations, Recyclings and other Emergencies,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Northern Arizona University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 136. This talk will be in English. Martín-Flores specializes in literature from Latin America and Mexico, particularly of the Baja California border region.

Contact Robert Neustadt at 928-523-2411 or via email at Robert.Neustadt@nau.edu for more information.

Additional Immigration Week events will be presented in April. Click here for more information.

Mayan elder to speak at NAU Native American Cultural Center on Nov. 7

Diego Chavez Petzey, Tz’ utujil Mayan Elder, from the Asociación Cultural Gran Señor Tepepul-Chutnamit from Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Native American Cultural Center at Northern Arizona University.

 

 

He will speak on:

  • 2012: Ancient Mayan knowledge and its relevance today
  • Community organizing and cultural resistence
  • Indigenous culture and spirituality
  • Woodcarving workshop

Click here for more information.

Miguel Vasquez from NAU, left, introduces Diego Chavez Petzey, second from left, during a recent presentation at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Photo by Frank X. Moraga / Shooting Star Communications LLC. ©2012