Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology


Migration and Belonging Exhibit and Talk by Lauren Heidbrink

Migration and Belonging Exhibit and Talk by Lauren Heidbrink



February 19 through March 1, 2018
Information Commons (IC) 1st Floor
Loyola University Chicago
6511 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60626

Discussion with Lauren Heidbrink:

February 26, 2018 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Information Commons (IC) 4th Floor


Lauren Heidbrink's Migration and Belonging: Narratives from a Highland Town traces the pervasive and enduring impacts of migration and deportation on a highland community of Guatemala. Known as the "breadbasket" of Central America, Almolonga enjoys a thriving agricultural economy and strong community leadership; yet poverty remains significant, social inequality pronounced, alcoholism pervasive, and livable wages scarce. Migration and Belonging is a visual exhibit featuring photography, digital stories, poems, and reflections from an interdisciplinary research team. The collection offers a rich, multifaceted account of a community impacted by colonialism, state violence, and the profound impacts--both historic and contemporary-- of migration across intimate, community, and transnational levels.

Join the Department of Anthropology Department Center for the Human Rights of Children for a discussion with Migration and Belonging creator, Lauren Heidbrink on Feb. 26. The exhibit will run from February 19 through March 1, 2018 in the IC (first floor).