CFP: Dominican-Haitian Representations: Migrations, Citizenship and Human Rights (12/1/06; 2/22/07-2/23/07)

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The Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Department at John Jay College
of Criminal Justice is currently soliciting papers and presentations for
its international conference on "Dominican Haitians Representations:
Migrations, Citizenship and Human Rights" to take place from February
22-23, 2007 in New York City. Currently, an estimated 500,000 Haitian
immigrants and Dominican-Haitians are living in the Dominican Republic
without any form of identification, which leave them exposed to summary
deportation to Haiti. The Dominican Republic and Haiti share an island
in the Caribbean Sea; with a legacy of colonialism, foreign
interventions, migrations and long history of political and social
struggles. This international conference will bring together scholars in
history, cultural studies, sociology, law, human rights, elected
officials, cultural workers from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and their
diasporas to explore the problems of legal representations of Haitian
immigrants and Dominican-Haitians in law, policy, economy and culture.
It also examines the role that Dominican and Haitian Diasporas can play
to find common ground.

Proposals, which should be no more than 250 words, should be sent to or no later than December
1st, 2006.

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