• The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century

    November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
    Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
    900 Viterbo Dr. La Crosse
    WI 54601
    D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University

    Erik Camayd-Freixas, PhD., is a professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University (FIU). A Harvard-trained communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist at federal and state courts, Camayd-Freixas made international headlines with his essay, “Interpreting after the Largest ICE Raid in U.S. History: A personal Account,” and with his book, U.S Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact, where he denounces the criminalization of workers and the socioeconomic devastation of immigration enforcement in Postville, Iowa, and beyond. He has testified before Congress, contributed as amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court, and received human rights awards from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Americans for Immigrant Justice, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Camayd-Freixas has lectured on immigration, labor, ethics, and human rights in law schools, bar associations, and professional organizations across the country and internationally. He led the effort to provide in-state tuition to DACA students, which was pioneered at FIU and eventually became Florida law.

    This lecture is part of the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium.

    This event is free and open to the public.