Bringing the Border to Columbus
Virtual symposium and film screenings, April 12-16, 2021
Almost 2000 miles from the U.S. – Mexico border, OSU and the greater Columbus community may seem distanced from the politics of the borderlands. Yet, we are greatly impacted by these politics in many ways, and members of our community live in borderlands right here in Ohio.
At this symposium, academics, activists, artists, and community members are teaming up to bring to light how the policies enacted in these borderlands have direct impacts on the lives of our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, family members, friends, and those who must reside under the protection of sanctuary.
We will use art and scholarship to interrogate the politics of south-to-north migrations in the U.S. – Mexico borderlands, and the deaths and disappearances that result from U.S. immigration policies.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robin Reineke, University of Arizona’s Southwest Center
More Information is available on our website: https://u.osu.edu/bringingthebordertocolumbus/
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
- Funded by a grant from the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme
- Co-sponsored by: The Latina/o Studies Program, The Center for Folklore Studies, Urban Arts Space
- Co-Organized by Victor Espinosa and Danielle Schoon
If you have questions or require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in “Bringing the Border to Columbus” events, please contact Event Coordinator, Melissa Rodriguez (Rodriguez.email@example.com). Requests made two weeks before any individual event date will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.