The Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies at the Arnold School of Public Health hosted the 6th Conference on Immigration to the US South. The main theme this year was: Immigrant Making an Impact: Challenges and Opportunities in the South and Nationwide.
The conference was held in the Public Health Research Center on October 13 - 15, 2016. Dr. Tom Chandler, Dean of the Arnold School of Public Health, Dr. John Dozier, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Associate Provost for Inclusion, and Dr. Myriam Torres, Director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies gave the welcome to attandants.
We had two keynote speakers:
Dr. Silvia Pedraza from the University of Michigan who spoke about Immigration Reform and Latino Political Mobilization in the U.S.
Dr. RosÍo Córdova Plaza, from the Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico, who gave the talk: From Return Migration to Forced Migration: What is happening in the Gulf of Mexico Corridor?
A variety of sessions highlighted academic research, information about community-based programs, advocacy work and displays of artistic endeavor.
Click to view program (pdf)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research
Centro de Investigaciones Sobre America del Norte of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Kennesaw State University Maya Heritage Project
University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina College of Social Work
University of South Carolina Latin American Studies Program
University of South Carolina Walker Institute
University of South Carolina Institute for African American Research
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Shaw Industries Chair at Kennesaw State
University Office of the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ASPH
The Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies at USC promotes
and coordinates multi-disciplinary research related to Latinos in South
Carolina and the Southeast. Through its various activities the Consortium
fulfills the University's mission to improve the quality of life and
wellbeing of all state residents.
Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-2598 or 803-777-8601