Latinx Heritage Month: Migration by Necessity

Wednesday, 10/24/2018 from 4 p.m. to 10/25/2018 at 7 p.m.

Bend and Redmond campuses

Seminar at COCC shares stories of the migrant experience

Understanding contemporary issues that affect migrants from Central America and Mexico is the topic of a presentation titled “To Migrate is to Suffer,” or “Migrar es Sufrir,” at COCC's Redmond and Bend campuses, Oct. 24 and 25, as part of the college’s Latinx Heritage Month lineup. Both are free and open to the public.

COCC-Redmond: 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Technology Education Center, Room 209.

COCC-Bend: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Boyle Education Center, Room 155.

Presenter Kelsey Freeman, COCC’s Native American college prep coordinator, has spent time as a researcher, teacher and nonprofit worker in Mexico, Central America and South America, part of it conducted on a Fulbright award. Her talk includes immigrant stories that address a range of topics, including gang violence, migration by necessity and a lack of legal options for working-class Central Americans and Mexicans. The event is hosted by COCC’s Latinx Club.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

For more information, contact Evelia Sandoval at 541-318-3726 or

Migration by Necessity