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Saturday, September 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Other Boots on the Ground

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A border’s-eye view of the migrant crisis from the humanitarians doing the heavy lifting

Supported by Burnt Nopal Creative Studio

Moderator
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Robert Moore

CEO of El Paso Matters
Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters, a nonprofit news organization that focuses on issues in El Paso and the Paso del Norte region. His work reporting on border issues has been featured in publications including Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, PBS, BBC, MSNBC and NPR... Read More →

Speakers
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Dylan Corbett

Founding Director of the Hope Border Institute
Corbett is the founding director of Hope Border Institute, a faith-based grassroots organization that works with community leaders along the Mexico-U.S. border. He has worked in the international development and nonprofit sectors in Washington, D.C., Central America and South Asia... Read More →
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Mimi Marziani

President of The Texas Civil Rights Project
Marziani is the president of the Texas Civil Rights Project and an election law professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she served as counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, where she litigated... Read More →
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Linda Rivas

Executive Director of the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Rivas serves as executive director and managing attorney of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, where she focuses on meeting the needs of immigrants and asylum seekers in El Paso, West Texas and New Mexico. In 2016, Rivas helped start the Borderland Immigration Council, a group... Read More →
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Carlos Spector

Immigration Attorney
Spector has been practicing immigration law in El Paso, Texas, for 30 years, specializing in Mexican asylum claims. He won one of the first Mexican asylum claims in 1990. Previously, he worked for then-U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, as a special assistant handling immigration and... Read More →


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