Fall 2016: Immigration, Migration, and Refugees

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For the last eight months I’ve worked with other members of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at St. Mary’s to organize the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns. This year’s theme was “Immigration, Migration, and Refugees.” The conference included wonderful keynote lectures by Ruth Behar (Michigan) and Elizabeth Ferris (Georgetown), a presentation by artist Anne Wallace, and panels on the challenges faced by immigrants, migrants and refugees in San Antonio; family detention in South Texas; and the economics of immigration. We had great attendance and good questions during all the lectures and panels, which shows that the topic is timely and the student body is engaged. I’m very pleased the event was such a success.

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