Media Advisory: The effect of Trump’s anti-Mexico stance on Canada

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 – Mexican scholar and human rights activist Sergio Aguayo will discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mexico and what can be done at the 2017 Michael Baptista Lecture tomorrow at York University.

A panel discussion, including representatives of the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International, will follow the talk.

Panellists will look at the current state of US and Mexico relations, Canada’s role in the developing crisis and how Canadian immigration policies will affect the potential increase of Mexican refugees to this country.

What: Michael Baptista Lecture & panel discussion
When: March 8, from 5 to 8:30pm, speech starts at 5:30pm
Who:   Sergio Aguayo, professor, Centre for International Studies, El Colegio de México, will deliver his talk, “Escape from violence: What is the role of scholars?”
Panellists:
• Judy Hellman, political and social science professor, York University, will discuss, “Magic Realism and Canadian Policy toward Mexican Refugee Claims."
• Loly Rico, president, Canadian Council for Refugees, discussing “Changes in Canadian policy regarding Mexican refugee claimants and visas.”
• Kathy Price, Amnesty International, talking about “Making it Visible:
Creative Campaigning to Support the Struggle for Human Rights in Mexico.”
Where: Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, Keele campus, York University. (See number 92 on map.)

For more information, visit York's Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean:: http://cerlac.info.yorku.ca/event/the-winter-2017-michael-baptista-lecture-violence-in-mexico-and-canadian-refugee-policy/?instance_id=105

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