A year-long series of lectures and events on the theme of migration will begin Sept. 12 at Gettysburg College. The series will combine the voices of the local migrant community, the power of visual imagery, and notable lecturers. All events are free and open to the public.
“We live in an increasingly interconnected world where the migration of people and ideas plays a pivotal role,” said Nathalie Lebon, a professor in Gettysburg College’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGS), which is one of the sponsors of the series. “Migration and immigration provide great opportunities for cross-cultural fertilization and innovation, but are also often a source of tensions and much suffering due to lack of understanding.”