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Refugee Crisis: The Dominican Republic and Haiti

A refugee crisis is erupting in the Caribbean, where the Dominican Republic has stripped the citizenship of thousands of people of Haitian descent- including children born on Dominican soil. The U.S.-backed government in Santo Domingo is defending its actions as a means of curbing illegal immigration. But human rights groups say the move is rooted in longstanding racism and xenophobia. Tens of thousands have already fled across the border into makeshift camps, and thousands more face uncertain futures as the long-feared deportations begin.

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 2.25.10 PMJoin us at the Forum for Scholars & Publics on Duke’s West Campus for a discussion of the crisis, its history, and its implications for the region and beyond with Patrick DuddyMichaeline Crichlow, and Jonathan Katz.

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A light lunch will be served at 11:45 for all attendees. No registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


September 22, 2015
8:00 am - 9:30 am


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