Events – Fall 2020
The Garden Left Behind
In early October, the Borders and Migrations Initiative hosted an online panel discussion with Carlie Guevara, lead actress and Flavio Alves, director of the film The Garden Left Behind. Several days prior, participants were given access to watch the film via the web. The result was a lively conversation surrounding issues explored in, and related to the film: trans life and threats faced by trans individuals, homosexuality, societal pressures, and the struggles of building new life with a new identity. We would like to again express our heartfelt thanks to Carlie Guevara and Flavio Alves, for joining us on this special occasion and contributing such a rich experience to our program!
Free and open to the public: register to receive access to the film online, 72 hours before the Q&A Conversation on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Join the Q&A Conversation to explore themes from the film, with Director Flavio Alves and Lead Actress Carlie Guevara.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On October 20th, the Border & Migrations Initiative hosted an online panel discussion, with Wilson Savedra, Madi McEwen, Cheyenne Adriano and Mari (and Python the cat), and TJ Rogers. The conversation focused on the documentary film Unsettled, and issues encompassed by the film. Several days prior, participants were given access to watch the film via the web. The result was a lively conversation at the intersection of LGBTQ lives, immigration to and the asylum process within the United States.
We would like to again express our heartfelt thanks to all panelists for joining us on this special occasion and contributing such a rich experience to our program! We’d also like to thank our generous sponsors!
Stay tuned for more great events from the Canisius Border & Migrations Initiative!
The Border & Migration Initiative is hosting a virtual screening and accompanying discussion of the documentary film
Free and open to the public! Register to receive access to the film online, at www.canisius.edu/unsettled. Then attend a virtual (online) Q&A session on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM. The session panel will feature two subjects of the film, and local activists.