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Thursday, October 22, 2020 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Kent Family Speaker Series Presents:

Borders of Belonging: Mixed Status Families in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Heide Castaneda, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Anthropology

University of South Florida

Immigration policies and practices affect not only undocumented migrants, but also their family members, some of whom are legal residents and U.S. citizens.

This presentation will discuss the trauma, distress, and inequalities that occur daily, alongside the stratification of particular family members’ access to resources like education, employment and health care. However, it also offers up examples of resilience, resistance and solidarity between parents and children, siblings and within the community. It explores the effects of the recent COVID-19 pandemic on mixed-status families and, more generally, on immigrant communities in the U.S.

For questions or more information:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please register in advance by October 22 at 5:30 pm.

This lecture series generously supported by Julie Kent ‘18MS and Scott Kent ‘13.




Department of Anthropology 407-823-2227


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