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Women detained in a fenced in area at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Hammer Forum

CANCELED: Indigenous Women in US Detention on the Border

  • This is a past program

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The indigeneity of migrants from Central America and Mexico is frequently erased in official data and stories. Indigenous migrants, particularly women and children, are rendered more vulnerable to violence and human rights violations during their journey, in their encounters at the border, and while in detention. Shannon Speed, director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, and UCLA law professor Joe Berra of the Promise Institute for Human Rights organize a panel of speakers to share the stories of indigenous migrants in detention.

Copresented with the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the Promise Institute for Human Rights

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