Julie YoungJulie Young will share insights from the accounts of Central American migrants seeking refuge in Canada on Wednesday as part of Humanities Week.

Oral histories of Central American migrants subject of lecture

Individual stories provide a point of entry into interrogating how borders function, says Julie Young, Canada Research Chair in Critical Border Studies and an assistant professor in geography and environment at the University of Lethbridge.

Dr. Young will share insights from a research project documenting interviews with people originally from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Haiti who crossed the Canada-U.S. border to seek refuge in an online presentation at noon Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Entitled “I just crossed the border, I didn’t make a crime: Building a counter-archive of the Canada-U.S. Border,” the event will take place on Microsoft Teams hosted by the Humanities Research Group as part of Humanities Week; register here to attend.

Young’s talk draws on “Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity,” a multi-media digital archive that illuminate the ways communities have always contested borders.

It follows Charmaine Nelson’s webinar “She commonly wears a handkerchief round her head: Expanding and Complicating the Concept of Creolization on for the study of Transatlantic Slavery,” Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

Find details of these and other activities on the Humanities Research Group website.