HELI Alum Exhibit at Cornell University Latina/o Studies Center

We’re pleased to promote an upcoming lecture and academic year-long exhibit at the Latina/o Studies Center at Cornell University ~

HELI 2016 alum Óscar F. Gil-García, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, College of Community and Public Affairs, at Binghamton University, State University of New York and his brother, Manuel Gil, a professional photographer, will share the story of their exhibit, “From Stateless to Citizen: Indigenous Guatemalan Refugees in Mexico,” during a Nov. 9 lunch in the Latina/o Studies Center on the fourth floor of Rockefeller Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The full exhibit is on view in Rockefeller Hall during the 2018-2019 academic year. Manuel Gil’s portraits of stateless subjects and members of their families were made in conjunction with Dr. Gil-García’s work with indigenous Guatemalans who have lived in Chiapas, Mexico for over thirty years without official status. Dr. Gil-García’s collaboration with these indigenous communities and legal experts led to all of the stateless refugees in the project receiving citizenship in Mexico; yet, to date, up to twenty-seven thousand Guatemalan refugees remain stateless in Mexico.

Learn more about the exhibit & lecture via The Cornell Chronicle’s recent highlight.

The lecture will take place on Friday, November 9 at 12:00pm in room 429 Rockefeller Hall (231 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850). More details here.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program with support from Latina/o Studies Associate Professor Ella Diaz and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Thank you to Dr. Gil-García for alerting us to this event. Please promote to colleagues in Ithaca and check it out if you’re at Cornell this academic year!

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