Aron Muci
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

KU to host sanctuary community forum

Wed, 09/13/2017

LAWRENCE—The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas is hosting a communitywide conversation about sanctuary from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

In the past several years, immigration enforcement has at times given rise to sanctuary cities, sanctuary campuses and other grass-roots sanctuary movements and efforts. This event will offer the community the opportunity to have a conversation about the history and meanings of sanctuary. The forum will begin with panelists discussing sanctuary efforts and movements past and present, and what sanctuary means today. Audience members are invited to join the discussion.

The panelists include:

  • Hilary Cunningham, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto
  • Rev. Laurie Anderson, Kansas City New Sanctuary Movement
  • Alejandro Caceres, immigration organizer at Grassroots Leadership in Austin, Texas
  • Lupe Magdaleno, executive director at Sunflower Community Action in Wichita
  • Paula Console-Soican, assistant professor of English and Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas

The event is supported by the KU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Latinx Studies Initiative; Latin American Graduate Organization; Latin American Student Union; Office of Diversity & Equity; Institute of Haitian Studies; Office of International Programs; the departments of African & African American Studies, American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese; Kansas African Studies Center; the Center for Migration Research, and Lawrence Public Library.

For more information, please visit or contact Aron Muci at 785-864-4213 or

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