Crossing Mexico: Migration & Human Rights in the Age of Criminal Politics


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These paired conferences seek to enrich understandings of—and bring visibility to—the increasingly complex and violent processes that characterize contemporary Mexican and Central American migration north. From the violent population displacements in Central America and countless migrant deaths and disappearances in Mexico to the for-profit detention and deportation regime in the United States, the entire migratory formation has been enveloped by a human rights catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. The conference will convene scholars, artists, and activists to share work and experiences in order to imagine pathways for action.


Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Kalina Brabeck
, Rhode Island College
Benito Bravo, Ballet Folklórico Quetzalcoatl
Alexandra Délano, The New School
Pablo Domínguez, Princeton University
Jorge Durand, Universidad de Guadalajara
Michael Evans, National Security Archive
Bianey García, Make the Road New York
Carla García, Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña
Amy Gottlieb, American Friends Service Committee
Ayten Gundogdu, Barnard College
Aldo Ledón, Voces Mesoamericanas
María Lezama, New York Communities for Change
Benjamin Nienass, California State University, San Marcos
Antonio Ortuño, Author, El Buscador de Cabezas
Oscar Martínez, Journalist, Author, La Bestia
Rossana Reguillo, ITESO, Guadalajara
Rodrigo Reyes, Filmmaker, Purgatorio
Juan Carlos Ruíz, New Sanctuary Movement
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University
Marta Sánchez Soler, Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano
Cinthya Santos Briones, anthropologist & organizer
Rita Segato, University of Brasília
Christina L. Sisk, University of Houston
Diana Taylor, New York University
Sergio Villalobos, University of Arkansas
Moyses Zúñiga, journalist and photographer

These events will be livestreamed. For more conference details and livestreaming information, please visit:

These conferences are free and open to the public. The presentations will be conducted in English or Spanish, with simulataneous interpretation provided. All conference venues are wheelchair accessible.

Photo: Moysés Zúñiga