POSTPONED: Family Separation and Detention at the Border
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Hammer Forum is made possible by the Rosenbloom Family
The separation of migrant children and parents in for-profit detention centers on the southern US border is a source of outrage nationally and worldwide. Despite legal challenges and desist rulings by US judges, and the deaths of children in custody, the Trump administration intends to expand the program. Leisy Abrego, UCLA professor of Chicana/o and Central American studies, moderates a discussion with Esther Portillo, founder of the Human Rights Alliance for Refugee Children and Families, and Suyapa Portillo, associate professor at Pitzer College and co-founder of May Day Trans Queer Contingent.
Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addressing social and political issues.
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