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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, March 12

Mar 12, 2019

Credit rochester.edu

First hour: Discussing the conditions faced by migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border

Second hour: How can colleges and universities help students bridge the political divide?

What are conditions like for people who have migrated to the U.S.-Mexican border? That’s the question a group of local community members had as they traveled down to meet migrants, DREAMers, and deported veterans. They join us to share what they observed, and we’ll discuss the broader issues related to the situation at the border. In studio:

  • Rev. Ray Schellinger, American Baptist Churches Global Consultant for Immigrants and Refugees
  • Hannah Vickner Hough, immigration program director at the Legal Aid Society
  • Kirt Schutt, retired senior probation officer with the Monroe County Office of Probation/Community Corrections

Then in our second hour, a group of professors from the University of Rochester have ideas for how colleges and universities can help students bridge political and social divides. We sit down with them for a conversation about civility during times of polarization. In studio:

  • David Primo, Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester
  • Joan Saab, vice provost of academic affairs and the Susan B. Anthony Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester
  • Kevin Meuwissen, associate professor at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester