Freedom and Protection in Everyday Life: Experiences of Children from Migrant Communities
A lecture by Patricia Zamudio Grave, Ph.D. and Annabella Cruz Martinez from the Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Veracruz, Mexico. Hosted by the UCLA Migration Studies Group.
Friday, February 26, 201012:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Moore Hall 3340
Los Angeles, CA 90095
During the implementation of five photography workshops with girls and boys from migrant communities in Veracruz and California, the coordinators noticed contrasts in regard to the “planning” and “freedom” present in the children’s lives. Those living in Veracruz seemed to enjoy plenty of freedom of movement, whereas the children residing in California had to conform to certain restrictions, justified by their need to be protected. The purpose of this presentation is to show the way in which these children - living in urban areas in California and rural zones in Veracruz - experience these contrasting conditions. The main themes of this reflection are: 1) the degree of planning and control or of spontaneity and freedom in their activities; 2) their access to spaces (public and private, open and closed), and 3) their participation in diverse activities (spontaneous or planned, watched or not).
A light lunch will be provided. Limited seating.
Cost : Free and open to the public
Download file: PatriciaZamudioGrave.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, UCLA Migration Studies Group, Center for Culture, Brain & Development