Speaker Series: "Kids as Currency"
"Kids as Currency: Immigrant Children as Pawns in American Society"
5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Program start
Drawing on the adoption of Irish children by American couples in the 1940s and 1950s, and the 2018 crisis at the Mexican border involving the separation of children from their parents, this panel examines the historical roots of family separation, and the ways that immigrant children have, over the past 70 years, represented the biggest hopes and worst fears of American society.
Dean of Social Sciences
Holyoke Community College
Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies
Mount Holyoke College
Free & open to the public
This series is a yearlong open and honest conversation about racism and its many forms in American Society. Through our stories, we will begin the process of overcoming the pain and degradation of racism. We recognize that this can be a challenging and affirming conversation, while also fully understanding that it is ongoing and necessary as we seek truth and reconciliation.