“Foreigners in Their Own Country: Dominicans of Haitian Descent and the Struggle for Citizenship”

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Wed, January 22, 2014 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM • 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

A panel of UT experts will help us to understand and raise awareness about the critical situation that Dominicans of Haitian descent face after the court ruling that seeks to strip them of their Dominican citizenship. Join our faculty members to discuss the implications that this ruling has for the future of race relations, human rights and diplomacy on the island of Hispaniola

Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of African & African Diaspora Studies
Lydia Contreras, Department of Chemical Engineering
Ariel Dulitzky, School of Law
Wendy Hunter, Department of Government
Minkah Makalani, Department of African & African Diaspora Studies

To learn more about this topic, visit the LLILAS Benson Faculty Blog to read Whose Dominicanidad?: Citizenship, Border Cultures and Human Rights.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz at 512.232.2415.

Sponsored by: Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law; John L. Warfield Center of African and African American Studies; Department of African and African Diaspora Studies


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