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Information Session: New Spanish Language Human Rights Course

November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Encina Hall West 219

Join us for an informational session about a new Spanish language human rights course with being offered Spring 2019, with a funded travel component to Dilley, TX in June 2019.

  • SPANLANG 108SL: Migration, Asylum, and Human Rights at the U.S. Mexico Border
  • HUMRTS 108: Spanish Immersion Service-Learning Elective to SPANLANG 108SL

Taught by Vivian Brates of the Language Center, DLCL (in collaboration with the Handa Center, supported by an SGS Course Innovation Grant)

Informational Session
WHEN: Thursday, November 8 at 4:00pm
WHERE: Encina Hall West 219
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About the Courses
Taught exclusively in Spanish. The course will examine the global and local complexity of the immigration crisis and the refugee phenomenon, the context of the current situation in Central America, the framework of international treaties regarding the status of refugees, and the U.S. immigration law. Students who opt into the HUMRTS 108 service-learning units will have the opportunity to apply their advanced language skills and knowledge from SPANLANG 108SL as volunteers with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, TX for one week immediately following the academic term (June 2019). Students will work directly with detained Spanish-speaking families seeking asylum to prepare them for the credible fear interview.

Event Sponsor: 
Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice
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