Jason De León on Research and Activism

Jason De León on Research and Activism
Photo courtesy of Michael Wells.

Join Jason De León, anthropologist and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, to discuss how research and activism inform each other and what that means for communicating research to different audiences. After you RSVP, we will reach out to you with the virtual event details and link.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

After you RSVP, we will reach out to you with the virtual event details and link.

 

This event is part of the Hostile Terrain 94 project, a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibit will be built through community participation August 25, 2020 through February 1, 2021, and is accompanied by virtual programming, teaching resources and more. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation is simultaneously taking place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.

 

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