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Spring symposium & award reception on stories of migration and actions for justice
WhenFriday, May 6, 2016, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room225/Walker-Ames Room.
Event typesExhibits, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsors
Co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Center for Global Studies and the Information School.…

Please join us on Friday May 6th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for our annual spring symposium and award reception! RSVP preferred by April 28th for catering purposes.

CHR's annual spring symposium highlighting human rights in our communities will feature stories of migration and actions for justice. The symposium will include a reception where we will announce the 2016 human rights awardees, recognize volunteers and interns, and feature a panel presentation that focuses on the ways in which migrants and their advocates here in Seattle are working to advance human rights.

The panel presentation will feature:

  • Miguel Rios representing the UW Dreamers/Purple Group (peer support network of undocumented students)
  • Gilda Blanco with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (which works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers)
  • Sara Vannini (iShool, co-collaborator of Fotohistorias) speaking about the Fotohistorias Project
  • Moderated by CHR faculty associate, Ricardo Gomez (iSchool). 
There will be a partial FotoHistorias exhibit available for viewing during the reception/event. "Fotohistorias [led by Ricardo Gomez] is a Participatory Photography project that documents the life stories of migrants in the North, in the South, and at the US-Mexico Border, to help surface the richness, diversity and depth of their roots, experiences, and aspirations. As an example of what de Souza Santos calls Sociology of Emergence, this project offers a counter-narrative that demonstrates the power of their determination, re-valorizes their human dignity and their contribution to society.

Please RSVP by April 28th for catering purposes. RSVP at

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