Sacrificing Families: U.S. Policies and the Displacement of Salvadorans
Event Date and Time:
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00pm
Maryland Room in Marie Mount Hall
On Monday, September 22, Professor Leisy Abrego (UCLA) will discuss her work on Salvadoran transnational migration and family separation in the context of the recent border crisis. Abrego is a member of the first large wave of Salvadoran immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s and currently is a sociologist studying Central American immigration, Latina/o families, and the inequalities created by gender relations and by US immigration policies. Abrego’s talk is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Maryland Room in Marie Mount Hall from 4:00 to 6:00pm. For more information see newamerica.umd.edu or contact Ana Patricia Rodreguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.