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Gallery Chat on migration to reopen JHM

Scott Warren

Scott Warren, Ph.D., will be the Gallery Chat speaker at the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center as it reopens for its 2019-2020 season on Friday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. He will speak about human migration through the Sonoran desert and how it shapes both memory and place.

Warren lives in Ajo, Arizona. As an academic geographer, he researches and teaches about the intersection of people and place at the Mexico-U.S. border. He is a humanitarian aid worker and strives to bring an end to death and suffering in the Sonoran Desert and beyond. Following federal criminal charges of harboring and conspiracy to harbor in January 2018, he has received international support. He was brought to trial in June 2019, resulting in a hung jury. His re-trial is scheduled for November.   

A reception will follow in the Einstein-Sim Memorial Garden with a mural unveiling. Muralist JJ Dardano is a member of the OJALA arts collective in Tucson. A quote from Eli Wiesel’s 1985 speech at the Sanctuary Symposium at Temple Emanu-El inspired the work.

The museum is located at 564 S. Stone Ave. For more information, call 670-9073 or email operations@jewishhistory while the museum’s website is under construction.