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UNC-Chapel Hill to Host DACA Week April 16-20, 2018

April 12, 2018
UNC Global
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Transgender and immigrant rights activist Jennicet Gutiérrez will give the keynote lecture for DACA Week on April 19, 2018.

The inaugural DACA Week will take place April 16-20, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goal of DACA Week is to highlight issues surrounding documentation as well as to provide a platform for discussion regarding ongoing concerns of citizenship.

Events include reading groups and a community panel with Tina Vasquez, immigration reporter for Rewire News; Stephanie Elizondo Griest, associate professor in the English and comparative literature department and author of All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands; Viridiana Martinez, member of local organization Alerta Migratoria; and poet Jose Romero. Transgender and immigrant rights activist Jennicet Gutiérrez, community organizer with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, will give the keynote lecture April 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theatre.

Visit Carolina’s Undocumented Student Resources website for more details and the complete list of events.

DACA Week is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Latina/o Studies Program, Undocumented Student Resources Team, Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), UNC-Chapel Hill’s Graduate and Professional Student Federation, UNC-Chapel Hill LGBTQ Center and UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA).



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