Thinking Across Migrant and Indigenous Struggles

Hostile Terrain 94 Pitt 2021 Kickoff Event
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Cultural Event
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Dr. Josue Lopez and Mike Simms
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 17:00 to 19:00
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As Scheduled
William Pitt Union Patio
Contact Person: 
Maja Konitzer
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Hostile Terrain 94 Pittsburgh is hosting an event to commemorate the 3,200+ migrant lives lost at the U.S. Southern border due to hostile immigration policies. Join us to honor these lives and explore shared and cross-cutting issues of exploitation that shape both border violence and dispossession of Indigenous groups. Fill out toe-tags to help honor each individual migrant who lost their life attempting to cross the Sonoran desert from Mexico to the United States. Learn from experts Dr. Josue Lopez, Assistant Professor of Decoloniality at the University of Pittsburgh, and listen to musical guest Mike Simms, who is an Indigenous musician and part of the local drum group Thunder Nation, which performs and shared Indigenous powwow music across the United States. Takeaway snacks and beverages provided!

UCIS Unit: 
Center for Latin American Studies
Global Studies Center
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