An all-day student and community symposium will examine what it means to be human, particularly as it pertains to living in Arizona in 2013. Students will examine the history of de-humanization on this continent, including present-day dehumanizing laws.
Students/community will also examine how society and governments determine who is human and who is not, who is legal and who is not. Presenters will include K-12 students, UA and Pima CC students, Indigenous maestros from the UA-Scholarships for Education and Economic Development and SEMILLAS program, including several keynotes and presentations from; Chief Jake Edwards of the Onandaga Nation, Steven Martin (UA-NASA), Vivian G. Lopez, Dulce Juarez (ACLU), Tupak Enrique Acosta and Evie Aguirre (Tonatierra), Jose Matus (Alianza Indigena), Kim Dominguez, Isabel Garcia (Derechos Humanos) Raul Al-qaraz (Corazon de Tucson), UA graduate students, Devora Gonzalez and Mari Galup.
Prior to the symposium, students and the community will run from 23rd/8th in South Tucson to the Kiva room at the Student Union Memorial Center where there will be an opening ceremony. For more information, email email@example.com. The run is happening in light of the recent events in Arizona in which a number of students and community were arrested for speaking out against what they believe to be inhumane police-immigration policies that continue to separate families.
This event is sponsored by UA-Mexican American Studies, UA American Indian Studies, UA-Native American Student Affairs. UA-Chicano Hispano Student Affairs, UA-MECHA, UA Latin American Studies, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, Calpolli Teoxicalli, Tonatierra, Corazon de Tucson – Derechos Humanos, Las Promotoras-Derechos Humanos, Tierra y Libertad, Calpolli Teoxicalli, Puente Human Rights Movement, ScholarshipsAZ, Tohono O'odham Student Association, UNIDO.