Florida International University Professor to Present “The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons for the 21st Century” Thursday

Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., will present “The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons for the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Camayd-Freixas is a professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University. He is a Harvard educated communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist who serves with 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, in which he denounces the criminalization of workers and the socioeconomic devastation of immigration enforcement in Postville, Iowa, and other locations.

Camayd-Freixas has testified before Congress, contributed information 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.

This presentation is part of the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium at Viterbo University and is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series. Camayd-Freixas will also present “World Wars: Propaganda vs. Critical Thinking” at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre as the keynote address of the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, but seating is limited. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics. For more information about the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, visit www.viterbo.edu/sevenrivers.