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Round Table Discussion on Immigration, Deportation, & Human Rights Issues along the US/Mexico Border

Friday, February 7, 2014
12:00 AM
Room 1022, Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer St.

This event coincides with the opening of the new State of Exception exhibit that is happening that evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.

The round table will feature Bob Kee (member of the humanitarian group Tucson Samaritans) and Luis Leon-Lopez (one of the "Dream 9" activists).

Info on the Tucson Samaritans can be found here: http://www.tucsonsamaritans.org/.

Info on the Dream 9 can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/us/9-in-deportation-protest-are-held-in-bid-to-re-enter-us.html?_r=0

Info on the State of Exception exhibit:
Originally exhibited at the Institute for the Humanities gallery (click here for details), State of Exception presents traces of the human experience--backpacks, water bottles, border patrol restrains, and other objects left behind in the desert by undocumented migrants on their journey into the U.S. This in combination with video shot by Richard Barnes on location along the U.S./Mexico border comprises State of Exception, the first major curation of the work of U-M anthropologist Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration project. This collaboration between artist/photographer Richard Barnes, De León, and curator Amanda Krugliak considers the complexity and ambiguity of the found objects and what they may or may not reveal in terms of transition, human experience, culture, violence, and accountability.