[PAST EVENT] Migrant Deaths in Indian Country: A Violation of Human Rights in the Name of Homeland Security

February 23, 2012
4pm - 5:30pm
Washington Hall, Room 201
241 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Arizona has become the epicenter for undocumented immigration into the United States. Thousands of migrants risk their lives to cross the hostile Sonora Desert of southern Arizona every year.

For hundreds of them this is their last journey, succumbing to dehydration and heat exhaustion.

In an effort to prevent their suffering and deaths, Mike Wilson, a Tohono O'odham human rights activist, has maintained water stations since 2002 for migrants crossing on his tribal land, the Tohono O'odham Reservation.

Wilson will talk about the effects of U.S. border enforcement policy in Indian country and the moral responsibility of offering your fellow human being a cup of water.

This event is sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology and the Latin American Students Union.