Events, Activities, and Opportunities
On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 the Canisius College Borders and Migration Initiative hosted a presentation by Professor Bohdan Szklarski entitled “Immigration and Populism: Comparing Poland, Hungary, and the U.S.” Professor Skzklarski is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Thank you Professor Szklarski, for enriching our speaker series!
On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 6:00 PM, the Canisius College Borders and Migration Initiative will host a presentation by Professor Bohdan Szklarski entitled “Immigration and Populism: Comparing Poland, Hungary, and the U.S.”
Professor Skzklarski is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Warsaw, Poland.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be available at canisius.edu/polandhungary.
This is our final event of the Spring 2021 season, and is sure to be a good one!
On Monday, March 15th at 7:00 PM, Dr. Pablo Bose joined the Canisius Border & Migrations virtual series, with a presentation entitled Environment, Refugees and Risk: Mapping Environmental Vulnerabilities, Epidemic Outbreaks, and Camps.
Dr. Bose is Associate Professor of Geography and Director of Global & Regional Studies at the University of Vermont.
This event was livestreamed, and a recording is available:
On Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, The Canisius Borders and Migrations Initiative hosted a virtual panel discussion of the film documentary art21: Borderlands. This event was live-streamed.
Andrea Alvarez, Ph.D., Curatorial Assistant, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Claire Schneider, Founder, C.S.1 Curatorial Projects
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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!
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.
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
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.