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Immigration in the Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations

Conexión Américas is proud to join The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, along with The Wilson Center, to host a roundtable discussion on the effects of the recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the United States. The panel will bring together leading experts to analyze the interrelation of immigration, ...economic crisis, and increased border security- and what this means for Mexico as well as the US. Featured will be Jorge Durand, who is a leading expert on Mexican immigration issues. He is also a CLAS Visiting Resource Professor and the author of “Crossing the Border: Research from the Mexican Migration Project”. Panelists include Vanderbilt faculty Katharine Donato (Sociology) and Gary Gerstle (History) as well as David R. Ayón (Wilson Institute) and our executive director, Renata Soto.

The event is free and open to the public.

First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt

1207 18th Ave. So, Nashville, TN

September 7 · 5:00pm - 7:30pm

5pm Reception, 6pm Roundtable Discussion

You can RSVP here.

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During Hispanic Heritage Month, observed nationwide from September 15 to October 15, Conexión Américas and our sponsors celebrate the presence, contributions and rich cultural heritage of Latinos in the United States and in Tennessee.


'My Latino Roots, My American Dream' Essay Contest
Deadline to Submit Entry: September 15

Conexión Américas invites high school students in Middle Tennessee to participate in the third annual Young Latino Writers' Essay Contest. The top three winners will be recognized during our September 24th celebration. First place wins a laptop!
For contest guidelines and details, click here. 

Orgullo Hispano Award Recognizing Unsung Heroes
Deadline to Submit Nominations: September 15

Help us find three Latino adults or young people who have been persistently but quietly working to better their immediate community –neighborhood, school, workplace, nonprofit or civic organization. They will be honored during our September 24th celebration.
For nomination form and guidelines, click here.




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