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Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project Official Launch

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Event:
Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project Official Launch
Start:
November 14, 2017 3:30 pm
End:
November 14, 2017 5:30 pm
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Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

During two intensive months this summer, professors and students from UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico, met with dozens of people who had spent much of their lives in the United States but after being deported are trying, often with great difficulty, to make a new life in Mexico. The result is “Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportacion: A Digital Storytelling Project” of 40 videos that tell their stories.

The project grew out of the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies overseen by the UC Davis Humanities Institute. Eight UC Davis students from the College of Letters and Science were part of the 15-member research team. They spent a month in Tijuana interviewing people who had been deported and another month creating the three- to five-minute videos.

The project will officially launch at an event Nov. 14 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. Featured speakers will include Darinka Carballo, founder and director of Fundacion Gaia, a Tijuana community service organization focused on the deportation crisis, and Tina Shull, a Soros Justice Fellow from CIVIC: End Isolation, a group that monitors detention facilities, runs a hotline for detained immigrants, and gathers information to combat injustice. The event, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by UC Davis Human Rights Studies and the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center.

This event is co-sponsored by UC Davis Human Rights Studies, and the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center.

For more information please contact: Robert Irwin


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