Scholar panel to launch 'Hostile Terrain' exhibition

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Scholar panel to launch ‘Hostile Terrain’ exhibition

Close-up of Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition Toe Tags

Join scholars from across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for a conversation about research, teaching and public engagement related to the themes of the “Hostile Terrain 94” exhibition at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 via Zoom. The exhibition opens the same day in the Nebraska Union.

Panelists include: Sergio Wals, Department of Political Science and Institute for Ethnic Studies; Isabel Velazquez, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; Arthur “Trey” Andrews, Department of Psychology and Institute for Ethnic Studies; William Belcher, School of Global Integrative Studies; and Veronica Duran, doctoral candidate with the Department of History. The panel will be moderated by James Garza, Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies.

After a brief overview of the exhibition, panelists will discuss their own research and backgrounds as they relate to Latinx migration, Nebraska’s history and its increasingly diverse communities. The discussion will also touch on past and present policies in the United States and Mexico that contribute to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and the (in)visibility of the human costs of migration, which characterize present-day debates about these issues. The audience will be encouraged to contribute to the conversation, pose questions and offer thoughts on possible solutions.

Please register online.

Sponsors and partners include: Humanities Nebraska, Faculty Senate Convocations Committee, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Latino Research Initiative / Institute for Ethnic Studies, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, School of Global Integrative Studies, Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences IDEA Committee, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (UNO), Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, International Quilt Museum, the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, the College of Law, and the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics.

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