Friday, October 7, 2011

¡BASTA! Border Activist Summit for Teaching and Action

University of Texas at El Paso will host the ¡BASTA! Border Activist Summit for Teaching and Action on Tuesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, October 14. The schedule of events follows:

Tuesday, October 11th
at the Rubin Center Auditorium
6:00 – 8:00 PM           Stories from the Binational “War on Drugs”
  • John Gibler, author of To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War and Mexico Unconquered
  • Diego Osorno, author of El Cartel de Sinaloa and Nosotros Somos Los Culpables

Thursday, October 13th
El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center (UTEP campus across from Library) except as noted
8:30 AM                      Breakfast / Press Conference
9:00 –10:20 PM         Why Should I Care? 
  • Laura Carlsen/Americas Program
  • Carmen Morales, mother of UACJ student

10:30-11:50 PM        Plan Mérida John Lindsay-Poland/Fellowship of Reconciliation
Oscar Enríquez/Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte
1:00-1:30                   Impacts on Chihuahua 
                                  Victor Quintana/former Chihuahua State Legislator
1:30- 2:50 PM            Asylum and Immigration
  • Rubén García/Annunciation House (US asylum)
  • Joe Heyman/UTEP (US border militarization)

3:00- 4:50 PM            Drugs and Guns Adam 
  • Isacson/Washington Office on Latin America (drugs)
  • Colin Goddard/Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence (weapons)
  • Howard Campbell/UTEP, author of Drug War Zone (drugs)

6:00 PM                      Reception for Art Exhibition in Glass Gallery
Friday, October 14th
El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center (UTEP campus across from Library) except as noted
8:00-9:50 AM             Student Panel- UTEP student papers concerning the violence in Mexico and
policy responses
10:00-11:50 AM        Legislative/Policy Panel- Richard Wiles, Beto O’Rourke, Susie Byrd
12:00-1:30 PM           Union Breezeway – cultural activities and student speakers
Dance performance, drum circle (Echoes in the Park), student organizations
1:30-4:00 PM             Making a Difference: Student Engagement Training- free admission to a hands-on workshop, John Lindsay-Poland/Fellowship of Reconciliation and Joe Heyman/UTEP, co-facilitators
Related Events

Friday, Oct. 7  Quinn Hall, Room 212

1:30-3:00 Book Presentation: “Give Refuge to the Stranger:  The Past, Present, and Future of
Sanctuary” by Dr. Linda Rabben, anthropologist.  Discusses the human ability to provide protection and asylum to strangers, relevant to current issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wednesday, Oct. 12  Leech Grove

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  MEChA Día de la Paz por la Raza Indígena y Resistencia
(Day of Peace for the Indigenous Race and Resistance):

Danca Azteca Omecoatl Opening
Vossa Nova Music Performance Trio
Chicanos Poetry Session
and Aztec Calender Preservation Forum

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Two VIDEOs, Brutal Assault of Judge Lester Pearce, brother of Russell Pearce against Journalist and the Camera - Election Fraud : Olivia Cortes Withdraws from Russell Pearce Recall Election - Sham and Plant Candidate

Can Judges assault Cameramen with Impunity ??

Olivia Cortes has decided not to run - But the ballots are already printed with her name.

Olivia Cortes' Withdrawal from LD18 Recall Election

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Tea Party Election Scandal Update and Judge Lester Pearce's assault and apology.


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Ballots for the election to recall Senator Russell Pearce are already printed, and they include the name of candidate Olivia Cortes who has withdrawn from the race. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains how the election will be conducted, and votes counted, now that Cortes is no longer a candidate in the legislative district 18 recall election.