Gouveia to deliver Hostile Terrain lecture on 'essential workers'

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Gouveia to deliver Hostile Terrain lecture on ‘essential workers’

Lourdes Gouveia delivers the first Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season Oct. 3 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.
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Lourdes Gouveia will deliver the talk, "Will ‘Essential Workers’ Remain Visible after Covid-19? Clues from the Meatpacking Industry."

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Hostile Terrain 94 have teamed up to host a lecture presented by Lourdes Gouveia at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 via Zoom.

Gouveia, professor emerita of sociology and Latino/Latin American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a visiting professor at the University of Kansas, will deliver a talk, “Will ‘Essential Workers’ Remain Visible after COVID-19? Clues from the Meatpacking Industry.”

This public lecture is also sponsored by the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The exhibition and related programming have received support from numerous sponsors, all of which are listed on the HT94 Nebraska website.

This public lecture is part of the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition, brought to Nebraska by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Omaha Hostile Terrain 94 organizing committee. The event is free and open to the public.

Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of about 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a quilted textile map of the desert, showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020 and 2021.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact Effie Athanassopoulos.

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