Padre Uvi to discuss 'Roots, Realities and Resistance: Human Rights Across Borders'
Father Romualdo Francisco Wilfirdo Mayrén Peláez, more commonly known as Padre Uvi, will discuss "Roots, Realities and Resistance: Human Rights Across Borders" on campus tonight.
Uvi will connect the dots between U.S. policy, migration and resistance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Room 108, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center
Uvi, a parish priest in Oaxaca, a largely indigenous southern state in Mexico, will focus on the root causes of immigration, and peoples' movements working for justice and dignity.
Uvi is the coordinator of the Peace and Justice Commission of Oaxaca Diocese, a founder of the BARCA Human Rights Center in Oaxaca, and a promoter of the right to a just, dignified and humane life for all.
This event is sponsored by the Theology Department, the Justice and Peace Studies Program, and Students for Justice and Peace.