“Beyond Borders: Latin Americans in Canada and the Legacies of Human Rights Struggles”
The legacies of human rights violations and crimes against humanities in Latin America are not confined to the countries where they were committed. They can also be traced in the individual and collective memories of Latin Americans and persons of Latin American descent in Canada. This workshop, part of a series of similar events in Toronto and Montreal, is aimed at fostering conversation about those legacies in the growing population of Latin American origins in the country. The event will bring together members of different Latin American communities in Manitoba with a group of scholars with common interests in those topics, including Victor Armony (Université du Québec à Montréal), Patricia Harms (Brandon University), Bernard Duhaime (Université du Québec à Montréal), Cynthia Milton (Université de Montreal), Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg), Eugenia Allier (National Autonomous University of Mexico-UNAM, and Université de Montreal’s Centre for International Studies -CÉRIUM), Armando Perla (the Canadian Museum for Human Rights), and Jorge Nállim (University of Manitoba).
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 – 2:30pm
307 Tier Building, University of Manitoba
This event counts on the generous support of The Fulbright Canada-U.S. Embassy in Ottawa Community Leadership Program, the Université de Montreal’s Canada Research Chair in Latin American History and the Chair in Contemporary Mexican Studies of the Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), and the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Arts, Department of History, and the Canada Research Chair in in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty.