Under President Obama’s administration there has been a disturbing increase in the deportation of immigrants, especially those from Central America and Mexico.
Champaign, as the second largest immigrant city in Illinois after Chicago, has an immigrant population that is greatly affected by punitive immigration policies implemented by ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement).
Borderlands: Resisting ICE in the Midwest is an open forum in which community organizers, leaders, and activists will speak about the ways in which their respective communities are affected by, and directly resisting ICE.
Panelists: Dr. Brian Dolinar, Jesse Hoyt, Lucia Maldonado and Cristina Lucio
This talk is hosted by Anthropology Leaders, a team of undergraduate ambassadors for anthropology on campus. The group's "Taboo Talk" series has focused on contentious issues of racism, migration, identity and justice. The event is supported by Department of Anthropology in cooperation with Krannert Art Museum.