Event Postponed: Symposium: Migration in the Americas

CLACS is postponing the Migration in the Americas Symposium. More details will be forthcoming.


CLACS is pleased to host the Symposium, “Migration in the Americas,” from April 24-25, 2020. Migration of people to, within, and from the Americas has long been a defining feature of the region. The Symposium offers a deep understanding of the complexities associated with migration.

The Symposium is shaped largely by CLACS Faculty Fellows (2019-2020), whose work collectively focus on aspects of migration. Panels reflect multidisciplinary perspectives – including anthropology, comparative literature, Latinx Studies, history, political science, public health, among others – to analyze the complex causes and consequences of migration throughout the Americas. We are joined by members of civil society who work daily to address the human toil of migration. Reyna Grande, our keynote speaker and award-winning author of The Distance Between Us (2012) and A Dream Called Home (2018), joins us to share her personal reflections both before and after her journey as an undocumented child migrant to the United States from Mexico.

Migration in the Americas” moves ‘beyond the headlines’ to broaden scholarly connections and inform public understanding of our contemporary world.

Free and open to the public.  (Lunches can be pre-purchased upon registering)

Registration required.

Organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  CLACS is a Title VI National Resource Center, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education.

Cosponsors: The Vilas Trust, Global Inclusion and Engagement, Hmong Diaspora Studies, the Roberto Hernández Center, Cultures and Communities, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, and the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies Major University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.