Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

archive

Migration and Belonging Exhibit and Talk by Lauren Heidbrink

Migration and Belonging Exhibit and Talk by Lauren Heidbrink

 

Exhibit:

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).