The Humanities Institute

Student Only Workshop – Alexandra Suh

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

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

‘Don’t Deport My Parents!’: Immigrant communities fighting back

This workshop will provide information on recent anti-immigrant policies and practices and their impact on immigrant communities. We will analyze and discuss strategies that immigrants, their families, and communities are preparing themselves, resisting, and forging a more democratic city, state, and country.


A supporter of KIWA since she moved to Los Angeles in 2002, Alexandra Suh joined KIWA’s staff in 2009 and became executive director in 2011. Suh has twenty years’ experience in social justice work and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 2014, California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez honored her as 53rd Assembly District Woman of the Year. Suh was named one of LA Weekly’s People 2014 and is the recipient of Liberty Hill’s 2014 Changemaker Award. She was a member of the 2014-15 cohort of the Fellowship for a New California through the Rockwood Leadership Institute and serves on the board of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). She lives in Koreatown with her partner and two children. She seeks to bring ecological awareness together with organizing and advocacy for social and economic justice–to create a livable Koreatown, Los Angeles, and world.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Scripps College Dean of Students Office.

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