The Humanities Institute

Events

World at Our Doorsteps: Immigration and Deportation in Los Angeles

In response to issues raised by current immigration policies, ongoing ICE deportation raids, and threats of mass detainment and deportation (based on the politics and practices of exclusion), Scripps Humanities Institute will apply the lenses of sociology, legal rights, immigrant culture, artistic expression and community activism to examine current immigrant realities in our locale, Los Angeles.  What can be understood and what is to be done?  We aim to interact with and learn from people who make a difference.

Speakers and Events

September 19, 2017
6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Junot Diaz in Conversation

(Public Talk)

Junot Diaz

(Author, Pulitzer Prize Wiiner)

September 28, 2017
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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'Don't Deport My Parents!': Immigrant communities fighting back

Student Only Workshop

Alexandra Suh

(Executive Director, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) Workers for Justice)

October 3, 2017
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Where the Past Meets the Present: Latina/o Migration, Roots,and Resistance in L.A. County

(Tuesday Noon Lecture)

Gilda Ochoa

(Pomona professor of  Chicana/o-Latina/o studies at Pomona College)

 

October 10, 2017
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Muslims Not Welcome: The Political Ramifications of Islamophobia on Muslim Immigrants in America

(Tuesday Noon Lecture)

Hussam Ayloush

(Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA)

October 19, 2017
6:00 pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Humane Immigrant Rights in L.A.

(Public Lecture)

Angelica Salas

(Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, LA)

November 2, 2017
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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A Canary in the Coal Mine: Being Muslim in Trump's America

(Student Only Workshop)

Edina Lekovich

(Director of Policy and Programming, Muslim Affairs Council)

November 9, 2017
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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City of Angels, City of Immigrants

(Public Lecture)

Hiroshi Motomura

(Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law)

November 14, 2017
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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New Frontera: #TranslatinaPower in 2017 Political Climate

(Tuesday Noon Lecture)

Bamby Salcedo

(Founder, TransLatin@ Coalition)

November 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity

(Public Lecture)

Maria Elena Durazo

(General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, UNITE HERE)

November 30, 2017
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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Immigrants for Sale: Profiting from Incarceration and Detention

(Student Only Workshop) 

Dianey Murillo

(IE-IYC, Community Engagement Coordinator)