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Colombia: Movements and Migrations

Friday, May 09, 2008
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Namaste Lounge, College 9
UC Santa Cruz

LALS & the Colombia Region Research Cluster presents

Colombia: Movements and Migrations

A conference on transnational migration, organization, and identity

May 9, 10-4:30

Namaste Lounge, College 9

Opening Remarks by Pat Zavella, Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies Department and Jenny Escobar, Colombia Region Research Cluster

Introduction by Perla Corredor and Rocio Martinez

Opening Conversations: migration & identity

On the Ground Perspectives of Globalization and Colombia,

Including video and audio documentaries

With Cluster members Julieth Cifuentes, Kimberly Bautista, and Monica Enriquez


Introduction by Jonathan Fox

Keynote Address

The global geography of Colombian migration - The case of London

with Luis Eduardo Guarnizo, a professor of sociology at the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of California, Davis. He studies the processes and effects of global South-North migration. His research work includes U.S.-bound migration of people from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and El Salvador, and Latin American migration to Europe, particularly to England, Denmark, Italy, and Spain. He has investigated the web of social networks and power structures that transcend national territorial jurisdictions with special attention to the developmental effects of migration, including migrants' remittances and political participation. He also looks at how the countries of origin and destination try to incorporate these migrants as dual citizens and naturalized citizens, respectively. Guarnizo is co-editor of Transnationalism From Below (1998) and of a special issue on transnational communities of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies (1999), and author of Londres Latina – la presencia colombiana en la capital británica (2008), as well as of multiple articles published in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, International Migration Review, Migración y Desarrollo, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Identities.


Roundtable: On-going dialogue

Movement, Strategies & Mobility

with Bay Area Organizers/Activists Ana Maria Murillo (Mujer U'wa/U'wa Defense Project/Amazon Watch), Liza Smith (Fellowship of Reconciliation/Colombia Campaign) and Cluster members Rose Cohen, Sandra Alvarez, Prof. Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, Prof. Marcia Ochoa

and all present!

Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies Department, Colombia Region Research Cluster, Hemispheric Dialogues Research Cluster, Chicano/Latino Resource Center/El Centro, Chicano/Latino Research Center, Colleges Nine and Ten, Graduate Student Association, Politics Department, Environmental Studies Department, Community Studies Department, Psychology Department, CenTREAD, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Anthropology Department. Community Agroecology Network (CAN).
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 7, 2008 8:36PM
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