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Borders, What's Up With That? 2.0

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Building off of their first "Borders, What's Up With That?" discussion in Spring 2016, the senior year cohort in the Gural Scholars Program invite you to join them for an interactive conversation aimed at rethinking: "What are the parallels between Afro-Colombian experiences and black experiences in the United States?"

Charo Mina Rojas, one of the powerful community leaders from the Afro-Colombian fight and struggle, will be joining us in person.

In addition to sharing their experience from traveling to Colombia in May 2016, the senior Gural Scholars will examine topics such as:

- Land that is secured vs. Land that is lost

- Port cities in Colombia that faced attack, and similarities to gentrification taking place through NYC

Participants are invited to share their families' migration stories and add to the Scholars' collection of documentation that will be presented to Colombian community leaders in March by the junior year Gural Scholars cohort when they travel to Colombia. You can learn more about the plans for the junior year cohort's trip during their March 8 event.

Food will be provided. Children are welcome. Please RSVP on Facebook.

This event is sponsored by Lang Civic Engagement and Social Justice.

The Gural Scholars Program is a four-year, cohort-based scholarship program for Lang students committed to social justice theory and action. 

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