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Thread: Conference at University of Texas at Austin

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    Working Borders" Conference on Immigration and Labor Policy, Feb. 10-11

    WHAT: UT Law's Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
    Inaugural Conference
    WHERE: UT School of Law, Eidman Courtroom
    WHEN: Feb. 10 & 11, 2005
    REGISTRATION: The conference is free and open to the public. To register, go
    to: http://web.austin.utexas.edu/law/con...orkingborders/.
    SCHEDULE: http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...rs/agenda.html

    AUSTIN, Texas The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and
    Justice at The University of Texas School of Law will host its inaugural
    conference, "Working Borders: Linking Debates about Insourcing and Outsourcing
    of Labor and Capital," on Feb. 10-11 in the Law School's Eidman Courtroom. The
    Center was recently founded to connect students, practitioners and academics
    engaged in interdisciplinary study of human rights both locally and globally.

    Maria Echaveste, deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and an
    advocate for the rights of migrant workers, will open the conference with the
    keynote address at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 10. The daughter of Mexican farm
    workers, Eschaveste will share her thoughts on immigration and outsourcing in
    light of her leading role in coordinating U.S. policy on immigration and labor

    Karen Engle, director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human
    Rights and Justice, said this conference is the first of its kind to relate
    the growing public debate over outsourcing (the movement of American jobs
    and capital overseas) to insourcing (the migration of workers into the United
    States).

    Practitioners, policymakers, activists, and academics from a variety of
    disciplines will consider the underlying concerns that animate todays debates
    over the global flow of labor and capital by critically examining contemporary
    proposals for both relaxing and heightening immigration restrictions and for
    encouraging and discouraging U.S. companies from moving part or all of their
    operations abroad.

    Speakers include professors of law, sociology, Latin American studies, and
    economics from Berkeley, Fordham, Harvard, Northeastern, Rutgers, and UT.
    Participants' biographies can be found at
    http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...ographies.html.

    A group of students from the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT will put on
    two 15-minute "Living Newspaper" performances during the conference. A living
    newspaper is a documentary-style performance form made popular during the
    1930s by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the Works Progress
    Administration (WPA). The living newspaper will take inspiration from
    newspaper articles, images, and films to create a collaborative performance
    around the history and current issues of immigration and labor in the United
    States.

    By bringing together practitioners and academics from a variety of
    disciplines to challenge the borders between the local and global and the
    economic and political, this conference is an ideal way to launch the Center,
    Engle said. She noted that the mission of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport
    Center for Human Rights and Justice is to build a multidisciplinary community
    engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic
    and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both
    locally and globally. The conference is also a fitting tribute to Bernard and
    Audre Rapoport, who have spent much of their lives committed to both
    immigrants and workers, Engle added.

    The conference is co-sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin
    American Studies (LLILAS). It is free and open to the public. Participants are
    encouraged to register online at
    http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...rs/agenda.html.

  2. #2
    Working Borders" Conference on Immigration and Labor Policy, Feb. 10-11

    WHAT: UT Law's Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
    Inaugural Conference
    WHERE: UT School of Law, Eidman Courtroom
    WHEN: Feb. 10 & 11, 2005
    REGISTRATION: The conference is free and open to the public. To register, go
    to: http://web.austin.utexas.edu/law/con...orkingborders/.
    SCHEDULE: http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...rs/agenda.html

    AUSTIN, Texas The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and
    Justice at The University of Texas School of Law will host its inaugural
    conference, "Working Borders: Linking Debates about Insourcing and Outsourcing
    of Labor and Capital," on Feb. 10-11 in the Law School's Eidman Courtroom. The
    Center was recently founded to connect students, practitioners and academics
    engaged in interdisciplinary study of human rights both locally and globally.

    Maria Echaveste, deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and an
    advocate for the rights of migrant workers, will open the conference with the
    keynote address at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 10. The daughter of Mexican farm
    workers, Eschaveste will share her thoughts on immigration and outsourcing in
    light of her leading role in coordinating U.S. policy on immigration and labor

    Karen Engle, director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human
    Rights and Justice, said this conference is the first of its kind to relate
    the growing public debate over outsourcing (the movement of American jobs
    and capital overseas) to insourcing (the migration of workers into the United
    States).

    Practitioners, policymakers, activists, and academics from a variety of
    disciplines will consider the underlying concerns that animate todays debates
    over the global flow of labor and capital by critically examining contemporary
    proposals for both relaxing and heightening immigration restrictions and for
    encouraging and discouraging U.S. companies from moving part or all of their
    operations abroad.

    Speakers include professors of law, sociology, Latin American studies, and
    economics from Berkeley, Fordham, Harvard, Northeastern, Rutgers, and UT.
    Participants' biographies can be found at
    http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...ographies.html.

    A group of students from the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT will put on
    two 15-minute "Living Newspaper" performances during the conference. A living
    newspaper is a documentary-style performance form made popular during the
    1930s by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the Works Progress
    Administration (WPA). The living newspaper will take inspiration from
    newspaper articles, images, and films to create a collaborative performance
    around the history and current issues of immigration and labor in the United
    States.

    By bringing together practitioners and academics from a variety of
    disciplines to challenge the borders between the local and global and the
    economic and political, this conference is an ideal way to launch the Center,
    Engle said. She noted that the mission of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport
    Center for Human Rights and Justice is to build a multidisciplinary community
    engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic
    and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both
    locally and globally. The conference is also a fitting tribute to Bernard and
    Audre Rapoport, who have spent much of their lives committed to both
    immigrants and workers, Engle added.

    The conference is co-sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin
    American Studies (LLILAS). It is free and open to the public. Participants are
    encouraged to register online at
    http://www.utexas.edu/law/conference...rs/agenda.html.

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