Humanizing Deportation


The Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies presents:
Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation

A digital storytelling archive featuring over 40 videos produced by people wishing to recount their personal stories regarding deportation (see Hosted by Robert McKee Irwin, and featuring guest speakers Tina Shull of CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) and Darinka Carballo of Fundación Gaia – Acciones que nos guían al cambio, Tijuana, the event will feature the screening of several digital stories. Research sponsored by UC-MEXUS/CONACYT. Event cosponsors include AB540 and Undocumented Student Center, Human Rights Studies
Tuesday, November 14, 3:30-5:30 pm
Shrem Museum
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See also attached flyer.
Come early to get a good seat!

Humanizando la Deportación will also present its project at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media. Robert Irwin will host. Speakers include research team members and Mellon affiliates Sarah Hart and Lizbeth de la Cruz.
Wednesday, November 15, 5:00-7:00 pm
356 Barrows Hall (UC Berkeley)
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Finally, a member of the Humanizando la Deportación research team, Jessica Ordaz, will present her own research: Spaces of Exception, Masculinities and Testimonies of Punishment in the Imperial Valley, 1986-1994
Thursday, November 16, 4:00-5:30 pm
3201 Hart Hall
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