CLASA Detroit Event Calendar

All events sponsored by the James Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA), co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association (HASA) and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee. CLASA appreciates support from UDM and the Jesuit Community at UDM. Programs are free and open to the public, and are held at UDM’s McNichols Campus (at Livernois).  For more info call CLASA Director Gail Presbey , 313-993-1124 or

Eben Levey

Monday, March 16, 2015
11 a.m., Briggs Building, Room 317

In July of 2006, multitudes of Oaxacan civil society supported a striking teachers union, occupied the public buildings of the capital city, and transformed a labor issue into a broad-based, cross-class social movement. Come hear  Eben Levey shed light on the inner workings of this diverse social movement. Levey is a Ph.D. student in History (with a focus on Latin American history) at the University of Maryland College Park.

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Jeff Stewart

Friday, March 20, 2015
Noon, Briggs Building, Room 013

In 2014, more than 50,000 children arrived crossing the U.S. from Mexico, fleeing persecution from the organized crime. Jeff Stewart coordinates the Immigration Worker Project that provides legal representation, social services and advocacy for the new wave of young refugees. Learn what drives these young people to leave their families and countries to seek safe harbor of the United States.

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Ismael Moreno, S.J.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4 p.m., Commerce & Finance, Room 138

“Consequences of the violence and insecurity in the psyche of the Honduran population”
Director of Equipo de Reflexion, Investigacion y Comunicacion and Director of Radio Progreso in Honduras, Fr. Moreno will describe the crisis and that today's violence, delinquency and misery provokes in Honduran society. He will explore the work that went on in social psychology regarding the ’80s in El Salvador and reflect upon the need for such a psychology for our time.

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Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:45-9:10  p.m., Student Center, Fountain Lounge

Join CLASA, University Ministry, HASA and the Dean of Students Office, Jesuit Community at UDM and Gesu Peace and Justice Committee for these special events in memory of Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J.  Ismael Moreno Coto, S.J. will give a pre-dinner talk on the UCA Jesuit Martyrs. Dinner is followed by reports of UDM students who went on service trips to El Salvador. 

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