[PAST EVENT] Immigration and Human Rights in the US-Mexican Borderlands

March 19, 2015
5pm - 7pm
Washington Hall, Room 201
241 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
A member of the Tohono O'odham nation, Mike Wilson will speak about his efforts to offer humanitarian relief to migrants who enter tribal lands, risking dehydration and hypothermia as they attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. As a Native American, person of faith, and former special forces officer in the US army, he offers a unique perspective on immigration reform and human rights. Mr. Wilson has been featured in numerous documentaries, including "Crossing Arizona" (2006) and "The 800 Mile Wall" (2009). He continues to provide water and relief to immigrants who cross the desert and assistance to their families who are desperate to locate them. More recently, he has spoken out about the case of a Tohono O'odam man who was shot by border patrol and the detrimental effects on tribal lands and cultural activities caused by the activities of border patrol.

Co-sponsored by: the Arts and Sciences Lecture fund, the Reves Center for International Study, and the Departments of History and Sociology.

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