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Encuentro: Defending Migrant Rights Across the Americas

Tue, April 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Center for Latinx and Latin American Studies and USC Equity Research Institute is hosting a virtual conference on South America’s innovative immigration policies and how the United States can integrate more humane policies. The conference, titled “Encuentro: Defending Migrant Rights Across the Americas” is sponsored by the Price Center and will discuss themes that focus on protecting migrants’ access to legal permanent residency, rights, and dignified life. Register here.

Keynote: Maria Hinojosa, Journalist, Producer, Author, Activist

Morning Panel – Migrant Rights: Policies & Perspectives from South America

  • Adriana Alfonso, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights; State delegate to Mercosur, OAS, the UN, and the South American Migration Conference (Argentina)

  • João Guilherme Granja, Organization of American States (OAS) & former Migration Director (Brazil), and state delegate to Mercosur and the South American Migration Conference

  • Pilar Uriarte Bálsamo, Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

  • Nora Pérez Vichich, Migration consultant and academic & former state delegate to Mercosur, UNASUR, and the South American Migration Conference (Argentina)

Closing Panel- Pathways to Reform & Immigrant Integration: Perspectives from the U.S.

  • María Elena Durazo, California State Senate, 24th State Senate district

  • Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

  • Doug Massey, Professor of Sociology, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

  • Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

  • Odilia Romero, Executive Director, Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO)


Tue, April 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm




USC Equity Research Institute