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Human Rights in the Americas Freedom of Expression & Citizenship in 2017

April 25, 2017

7th Annual Conference of the Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies

East Dining Hall, Lehman College
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

9:30am Welcome – Victoria Sanford, Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies

Panel One: After Guantanamo
Mohamedou Slahi (author) and Larry Siems (editor) of Guantanamo Diary
(Books will be available for purchase and book-signing)
Moderator: Dr. Asale Angel-Ajani, Department of Anthropology, City College of New York

Panel Two: Forced Disappearance in Ayotzinapa and Guatemala
Dr. Mariana Mora – Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Social Anthropology, Mexico
Dr. Marvyn Perez – Child Survivor of Forced Disappearance in Guatemala
Moderator:  Dr. Nela Navarro, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University

12:30-1:00 – Lunch served

1:00 to 2:00
Film Screening: Hidden Stories – Libera! (A short film about Guatemalan identity, land and ecology) Discussion with Filmmaker Ben Gersham
Moderator: Dr. Christa Salamandra, Department of Anthropology, Lehman College

2:00 to 3:30
Panel 3: Migration and Citizenship
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan – Human rights lawyer and president of the National Lawyers’ Guild
Rosanna Eugenio – Staff Attorney with CUNY Citizenship Now
Moderator: José Higuera López, Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute

Co-sponsored by the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, the Leonard Lief Library, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre.

Free and Open to the public.​