Migration Matters: Thursday, April 26, 6:30pm
An Interdisciplinary Program on Immigration at the
U.S. – Mexico Border
Dr. Daisy L. Machado
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
Dr. Evelyn Parker
Associate Professor of Practical Theology, SMU Perkins School
Ecocide and Femicide on the Border: Ecofeminism and the Maquiladora Murders
Ecofeminists, particularly in the work of Yvonne Gebara, have called Christians to think about the connections between poverty, violence (to Earth and humans), and immigration. When examined from the reality of the U.S./Mexico border the ecological damage/violence, which has been a reality of the maquiladora industry since the 1970s, has now escalated. It is estimated that over 400 maquiladora workers have been killed in Juárez.
This presentation will examine the theological and ethical challenges made by ecofeminists and how these can be used to issue a call for justice for the women on the border. Please join us at Perkins School of Theology, Prothro Great Hall, at 6:30pm at SMU in Dallas, Texas.
For more informationand/or a selected reading from Dr. Machado, please contact Professor Jayson Sae-Saue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to the public.