Stories that Transcend Borders: The Human Experience of Immigration

Name: Stories that Transcend Borders: The Human Experience in Immigration

Time & Date: November 1, 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Location: Room B318, Buchanan Building, 1866 Main Mall

Description: Over the course of three months (May-August, 2011), seven students from the Go Global International Service-Learning program at the University of British Columbia engaged in a series of open dialogues with the aim of understanding the multifaceted issue of immigration. This process opened their eyes to the complexities of immigration and required that they delve into Mexican culture and society. With this presentation, the students hope to share with others what they learned from the people who shared their stories with them. Our goal is to provide a window into the reality of immigration to those around the world, especially in U.S. and Canada, and creating space for the audience to see the lived human experience behind the political discourse on immigration.

In order to explore the issues surrounding immigration the students partnered with the Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development (CCIDD), which is a Mexican non-profit organization based in Cuernavaca, Morelos. Founded in 1977, CCIDD was created to ―promote experiential understanding of rural and urban poverty in Latin America. CCIDD and the Go Global ISL program provided students the opportunity to break out of traditional learning methods and see how social justice projects function at the community level.

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