Events

Haitian Migration through the Americas

April 21, 2022
2 – 5 pm

The Forum
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
University of Pennsylvania
133 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The sharp increase in Haitian migration in the past two years has garnered significant media attention as migrants have been met with opposition from border authorities. In an effort to better understand the structural conditions and individual experiences undergirding these changing migration patterns, speakers will discuss the past, present, and future of Haiti. Delving into the recent past and current conditions in Haiti, they will reflect on how history and spatial journeys can help us understand the challenges and experiences of contemporary migrants. With an eye towards the future, and moving beyond pure understanding towards collective action, speakers will propose steps that civil society organizations and governments, acting both at the national and international levels at home and abroad, could undertake to ameliorate the difficult situation of millions of Haitian citizens in and outside of Haiti.

Panelists
Mamyrah Douge-Prosper,
University of California, Irvine (virtual)
Alex Dupuy, Wesleyan University
Guerline Jozef, Haitian Bridge Alliance

Keynote Speaker
Georges Fouron
, State University of New York at Stony Brook