PRESS RELEASE Nov 5, 2013
Tlakatl: What it Means to be Human Symposium
Nov 19, 2013
All day-student/community symposium
University of Arizona Student Union, KIVA ROOM & VENTANA ROOM
An all-day student/community symposium will examine what it means to be human, particularly as it pertains to living in Arizona in 2013. Students will examine the history of de-humanization on this continent, including present-day dehumanizing laws.
Students/community will also examine how society and governments determine who is human and who is not, who is legal and who is not. Presenters will include K-12 students, UA and Pima CC students, maestros from the UA-SEED/SEMILLAS program, including several keynotes and presentations from; Chief Jake Edwards of the Onandaga Nation, Steven Martin (UA-NASA), Dulce Juarez (ACLU), Tupak Enrique Acosta and Evie Aguirre (Tonatierra), Jose Matus (Alianza Indigena), Isabel Garcia (Derechos Humanos) Raul Al-Qaraz (Corazon de Tucson), UA graduate students, Devora Gonzalez and Mari Galup.
Prior to the symposium, students/community will run from 23rd/8th in South Tucson to the KIVA room at the student union where there will be an opening ceremony. The run is being undertaken in light of the recent events in Arizona in which a number of students and community were arrested for speaking out against what they believe to be inhumane police-immigration policies that continue to separate families.
6pm-9pm Evening program
Integrated Learning Center # 130
Community Forum, Teatro and spoken word by Spoken Futures
SPONSORED BY: UA-Mexican American Studies, UA American Indian Studies, UA-Native American Student Affairs. UA-Chicano Hispano Student Affairs, UA-MECHA, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, Calpolli Teoxicalli, Tonatierra, Corazon de Tucson – Derechos Humanos, Las Promotoras-Derechos Humanos, Calpolli Teoxicalli
Contact Professor Roberto Rodriguez
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