Events, Activities, and Opportunities

art21: Borderlands Panel Discussion

art21: Borderlands Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, The Canisius Borders and Migrations Initiative will host a virtual panel discussion of the film documentary art21: Borderlands. This event will be live-streamed and is free and open to the public.

Panelists

Andrea Alvarez, Ph.D., Curatorial Assistant, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Claire Schneider, Founder, C.S.1 Curatorial Projects


See art21: Borderlands

Attendees are encouraged to watch the documentary beforehand. To gain access to the documentary, register at c.anisi.us/art21.

For more information, contact Dr. Richard Reitsma at reitsmar@canisius.edu.

An Interview with Dr. Richard Reitsma

An Interview with Dr. Richard Reitsma

In February, Dr. Richard Reitsma, Director and Founder of the Borders and Migration Initiative and Chair of Modern Languages, Literature, and Culture, joined the Pedagogy Primer Podcast to speak about about how borders, migration, and Jesuit pedagogy can impact learning experiences in and out of the classroom.

Pedagogy Primer Podcast Episode 7: Dr. Richard Reitsma

Or Listen & Subscribe on

Apple Podcasts

Spotify

Google Podcasts

Relevant Links and Resources

Dr. Reitsma’s Faculty page: https://www.canisius.edu/academics/our-schools/college-arts-sciences/directory/richard-reitsma

Borders and Migrations Initiative Link: https://blogs.canisius.edu/border/

Borders & Migration Initiative Toolkit: https://blogs.canisius.edu/border/border-and-migration-teaching-toolkit/ 

Borders and Migration Events: https://blogs.canisius.edu/border/blog/ 

Spanish Program Page: https://www.canisius.edu/academics/programs/spanish 

Kino Border and Migration https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/ 

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is grateful to Professor Reitsma for bringing his perspective into our podcast, for the benefit our Canisius community. Thank you, Dr. Reitsma, for a wonderful conversation!

Voices from the Border

Voices from the Border

On February 24th, 2021, the Canisius Borders and Migrations Initiative hosted a virtual discussion of the new book Voices of the Border: Testimonios of Migration, Deportation, and Asylum. (Georgetown University Press). Authors Ma. Engracia Robles Robles, M.E., and Tobin Hansen, PhD. joined the conversation, that took place live on the web.

Ma. Engracia Robles Robles is Education Coordinator at the Kino Border Initiative. Dr. Tobin Hansen in Instructor of Anthropology at University of Oregon. The authors described testimonies gathered from migrants at the U.S. – Mexico border over a period of years, that form the basis of their book.

The Borders and Migrations Initiative would like to thank the authors for their generosity and insights. Our program is enriched by their presence and shared commitment to Ignatian perspectives on refugees, migration, and public policy.

Book Launch and Conversation: Voices of the Border

February 24th, 2021 – 4:00 PM EST

The Border & Migrations Initiative is honored to welcome Ma. Engracia Robles Robles, M.E., and Tobin Hansen, PhD., to discuss their new book, Voices of the Border: Testimonios of Migration, Deportation, and Asylum. (Georgetown University Press).

Ma. Engracia Robles Robles is Education Coordinator at the Kino Border Initiative. Dr. Tobin Hansen in Instructor of Anthropology at University of Oregon. The authors will discuss testimonies gathered from migrants at the U.S. – Mexico border over a period of years, that form the basis of their book.

To attend this free livestreamed event on February 24th at 4:00 PM, go to https://www.canisius.edu/Voicesof theBorder.

Spring 2021 Events and Opportunities

Border & Migrations Spring 2021 Events

COVID-19 isn’t slowing the Canisius College Borders and Migrations Initiative! We have a robust set of events and opportunities in the Spring 2021 semester.

Voices of the Border Book Launch and Interview

Ma. Engracia Robles Robles, M.E., and
Instructor Tobin Hansen, University of Oregon
Co-facilitated with Kino Border Initiative.
February 24, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
canisius.edu/VoicesoftheBorder

Art21: Borderlands Screening & Curator Talk

Andrea Alvarez, PhD, Curatorial Assistant, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and
Claire Schneider, Founder, C.S.1 Curatorial Projects
March 8 and 9, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
canisius.edu/borderlands

Environment, Risk, and Refugees

Pablo S. Bose, PhD, Director, Global and Regional Studies Program, Provost’s Faculty Fellow for General Education, University of Vermont.
March 15th, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
canisius.edu/EnvironmentRefugeesRisk

Immigration and Populism: Comparing Poland, Hungary, and the U.S.

Dr. Bohdan Szklarski, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland.
April 20, 2021: 6:00 PM ES
(URL to follow)


These events are free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed with option to submit questions to the panel.

Stay tuned for livestream links!

Mexican Perspectives on Migration

On November 16th the Borders & Migrations Initiative hosted a virtual panel presentation and Q&A, discussing Mexican perspectives on migration to the United States. The conversation was in Spanish, and a recording is available on the Border & Migrations Initiative YouTube Channel. The discussion panel included Guadalupe Quiroz, and Fabiola Morales Gasca, from Universidad Iberoamericana.  

Thanks again to Guadalupe Quiroz and Fabiola Morales Gasca, for sharing their time and insights with the Canisius College students, the greater community surrounding the Border & Migrations Initiative, and all viewers interested in promoting peace and justice for migrant and refugee communities.

Ignatian Solidarity Network: Advent Opportunities

Ignatian Solidarity Network: Advent Opportunities

For the upcoming holiday season, Ignatian Solidarity Network invites all to participate in two campaigns, helping us reflect upon our blessings and also responsibilities as global citizens.

Advent Simplicity Challenge

November 29th – December 24th

As we prepare our hearts for Advent, join the Advent Simplicity Challenge. Learn ways to care for people and the planet and to live simply in a season that is normally filled with mass-consumption.

Virtual Posadas: Encountering Hope

December 16-24

From December 16-24, join us in a daily virtual experience of music, art, prayer, reflection, and action as we journey with the holy family and migrants around the world in search of hope.

Register for these opportunities at this link, to receive regular communications as part of these campaigns.

Mexican Perspectives on Migration

On November 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the Borders & Migrations Initiative wraps up its fall 2020 program with a presentation and Q&A, discussing Mexican perspectives on migration to the United States. Panelists include Guadalupe Quiroz, and Fabiola Morales Gasca, from Universidad Iberoamericana.  

This presentation and Q&A will be in Spanish.

The event is free, open to the public and live streamed on the Borders & Migrations YouTube Channel.

COVID-19 and Migration

COVID-19 and Migration

On November 9th, the Canisius Borders and Migrations Initiative hosted an online panel discussion entitled “COVID-19 and Migration.” Participants discussed the relationship between the global COVID-19 pandemic, refugees, and migration. Panelists included experienced specialists in refugee and immigrant affairs:

  • Caitlin-Marie Ward, of the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology
  • Carra Stratton of Justice for Migrant Families
  • Jaret Ornelas of the Kino Border Initiative.

The event was Free and Open to the Public and was streamed at www.canisius.edu/covidandmigrations. Check back often for more events and opportunities to learn about and engage with issues concerning borders, refugees, migration, peace, and justice.

COVID-19 and Migration

Online Panel Discussion: COVID-19 and Migration

On November 9th, join the Canisius Borders and Migrations Initiative for an online panel discussion entitled “COVID-19 and Migration.” The topic is the relationship between the global COVID-19 pandemic, refugees, and migration. Panelists include experienced specialists in refugee and immigrant affairs:

  • Caitlin-Marie Ward, of the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology
  • Carra Stratton of Justice for Migrant Families
  • Jaret Ornelas of the Kino Border Initiative.

The event is Free and Open to the Public; you can see it at www.canisius.edu/covidandmigrations