Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The event on the border crisis will begin with a panel on “Understanding the Causes and the Consequences of the Crisis” moderated by NPR reporter John Burnett. Panelists include: Padre Ismael Moreno, Director, Radio Progreso and E.R.I.C, (Team for Reflection, Research and Communication); Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor, LLILAS/CMAS; and Denise Gilman, Co-Director, Immigration Clinic, UT School of Law; Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner; and Marlene Guerrero Chávez, Human Rights Coalition of South Texas.

The 5 pm panel will be followed by a 7 pm discussion on community responses, which will feature local organizations working on the issue.

More information online, or contact Paloma Diaz, or (512) 232-2415. The event is co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).

Location: Texas Union Building, Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502), University of Texas campus