FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago to Host Symposium on Migrant Children’s Rights
Program to Feature Roundtable Discussions and Theatrical Performances
In light of a historically unprecedented surge of undocumented children and families arriving in the United States at the US-Mexican border, Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children and Gannon Center for Women and Leadership will co-host “The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders,” a day-long educational program on topics surrounding child migration. The symposium will include roundtable panels and theatrical performances to engage and educate students and the community on key issues undocumented children face when arriving in the US. The morning panel will highlight conditions contributing to the migration of unaccompanied minors and families and the experiences they are facing when apprehended at the border. The afternoon panel will focus on current and proposed policies and practices responding to the surge of undocumented children. Notable panelists include:
- Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author
- Peter Sanchez, PhD, political science professor, Loyola University Chicago
- Maria Woltjen, JD, director, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, University of Chicago
The event will conclude with performances by nationally-acclaimed playwrights, Loyola alumni, and students depicting experiences unaccompanied children face when entering and living in the US. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and the full schedule, visit LUC.edu/chrc.
Thursday, November 13
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Morning session: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Afternoon session: 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Evening theatre event: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
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