The Center for the Human Rights of Children engages in a variety of programs and activities in the U.S. and internationally, including providing training and technical assistance, conducting research, sponsoring conferences and symposia, advocacy, consultation, and educational campaigns.
The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders
November 13, 2014
The CHRC, in collaboration with the Office of the President, the Gannon Center for Women & Leadership, the Chicago Network, and the E-Caucus (LUC emeriti faculty), is organizing a day-long program, The Child Migrant: Children Crossing Borders, addressing the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children migrating and seeking safety in the United States.
As background, to-date, there have been over 60,000 children apprehended at the US border. We hope our program will inform the Loyola community of the history of current events and migration of children at our border, how it impacts us, and how we can meaningfully contribute to the issue of protecting migrant children.
We will have a combination of scholars, service providers, and other experts participate in interactive roundtable discussions complemented by theatre scenes during the day, and a more formal theatre event in the evening giving dramatic insight into the various situations of the child migrant. The participating theatre artists come from Chicago’s world class theatre community and from our own alums and current theatre students
Morning Session: 10am-12pm, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Afternoon Session: 2:30pm-4:30pm, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Evening Theatre Event: 7pm-9pm, The Den, Damen Student Center
The event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC.
More details will be announced soon.