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Educators’ Workshop “Borders, Migrations, and Refugees”

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies present: a weekend workshop for community college faculty

Dates/times: Friday, January 27 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cost: $50 (Including online registration fee - and 1 dinner + 1 lunch).
Out-of-Tucson college faculty: Some funding is available for a hotel stay. See below for an application.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, January 27:

Optional (for those staying in the hotel): 12:30-1:30 pm: Check in at Homewood Inn Suites. (You may then take the free shuttle to the U of A - if you want to.)

2:30 – 3:00: Check-in, snacks/meet and greet (Marshall 490)

3:00 – 3:30: Intro to the program (Marshall 490)

3:30-4:30: "Exploiting the Vulnerable: Human Trafficking of Migrants and Refugees." Monica Ketchum, Arizona Western College. (Marshall 490)

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Keynote address: “Children Fleeing Syria: How the Quest for Education Has Shaped the Syrian Refugee Crisis.” Dr. Leila Hudson, University of Arizona. (Chavez 111)

6:45 – 8:45 pm: Welcoming Dinner, Networking. (Chef Alisah's Bosnian Restaurant)

Saturday, January 28:  

9:00 – 9:45: Opening group exercise on refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers (Marshall 490)

9:45 – 10:30: "Migrant Death & Disappearance: A Comparison between the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Sea Borders of the Mediterranean." Dr. Robin Reineke, University of Arizona (Marshall 490)

10:30 – 11:15: “Palestinian Refugees Nearly 70 Years Later.” Dr. Maha Nassar, University of Arizona (Marshall 490)

11:15 – 12:00: Visit to the CMES photography exhibit (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (Catered)

1:00 – 2:20: Panel of refugees (Marshall 490)

2:30 – 3:20: LAS film and discussion. Colin Deeds, University of Arizona (Marshall 490)

3:30 – 4:15: "Exodus of Song: Gifts of Love from a Refugee." Dr. Andrea Shaheen, University of Texas - El Paso (Marshall 490)

4:15 – 5:45: Curriculum Development – group creation of outline and resource list (Marshall 490)


To register for the conference, click here.

**The workshop is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Advancement.
Community College educators: To apply for funding for a 2-night hotel stay, fill out the application attached here. (The deadline has passed to apply for hotel funding.)