Internationally acclaimed human rights activist to speak at Binghamton University

2008-09-03

      Internationally acclaimed human rights activist, Enrique Morones, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in the Watters Theater of the Fine Arts building, located on the Binghamton University campus.  Morones’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of a discussion titled “Dialogues on Diversity and Social Justice.”  Attendees will be invited to join a discussion on the challenges of protecting both national borders and heritage as a nation of immigrants.


     Morones is the founder of Border Angels, a group which places food, water and other provisions near desert border areas to try to save the lives of migrant workers.  He is also a founder of Gente Unida, a coalition of 65 human rights groups dedicated to stopping the efforts of the vigilante group The Minuteman Project, Inc. He recently completed a 75-mile trek through Mexico and U.S. deserts in solidarity with migrants.
Morones has spoken throughout the United States and on various television shows in the United States and abroad to raise awareness of the conditions of migrant workers.  He has debated Bill O’Reilly, Lou Dobbs, and founders of The Minuteman Project.  Hispanic Business Magazine recognizes Morones as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the USA.


     The program is sponsored by Binghamton University’s Multicultural Resource Center, and the Latin American Caribbean Area Studies Program.


     For more information, contact the Multicultural Resource Center at (607) 777-4472.

 

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