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2018 Spring Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration


April 11, 2018

Panel Discussion – Margo Tamez, Cynthia Bejarano, Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Beyond Borders, Beyond the American Dream   Margo Tamez’s Presentation The Wall is not a ‘beautiful wall’: poetics of Indigenous belonging, rights, and resurgence Margo Tamez is a scholar, indigenous rights defender and poet of the Hada’didla Nde’ (“Lightning Storm People”), Konitsaii Nde’ (“Big Water People”) and an enrolled citizen of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas. […]

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February 20, 2018

Art Exhibit – Finding Home: Global Realities

Finding Home: Global Realities As part of the Scripps College Humanities Institute’s spring 2018 “Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration” series, Finding Home features the work of artists whose work grapple with the intersections of migration. In this exhibit, the work of Brenda Gomez (youth photographer & artivista), Saba Hakimi (ceramicist, sculptor & installation artist) and […]

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January 4, 2018

Student Workshop – Tom Wong

The Integration of DACA Recipients: What We Lose Without a Legislative Solution for Dreamers Tom K. Wong is an associate professor of political science at the University of California, San Diegoand recently served as an advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) under the Obama administration. He is also Director of the International Migration Studies Program Minor. His research […]

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Public Event – Chandan Reddy

Administrative Belongings: Race, Sexuality, and Capitalist Violence In this talk, Reddy will focus on the unprecedented expansion of the administrative and bio-political powers of the U.S. state since the nineteen-sixties. The administration of social difference became, he argues, a crucial feature of the multicultural state, creating new sources for its authority and use of violence. […]

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Tuesday Noon – Mayanthi Fernando

Tuesday Noon: Mayanthi Fernando—The Republic Unsettled UC Santa-Cruz anthropology professor Mayanthi Fernando is interested in how Muslim French draw on both Islamic and secular-republican traditions as they create new modes of ethical and political engagement. The author of The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism alternates between an analysis of Muslim French politics, ethics, and social […]

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Public Event – Opal Tometi

Black Lives Matter: Opal Tometi in Conversation Launched in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin to combat anti-black racism and harnessing the global power of social media, few social movements have galvanized the nation like #BlackLivesMatter. The movement’s New York–based Nigerian American cofounder, Opal Tometi, is also at the helm of the Black […]

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Public Event – Margaret Huang

Human Rights in the Era of Trump   Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA will present on refugee and Migrant Rights, the rights of Human Rights Defenders in addition to discussing recent immigration issues and human rights in Europe while offering a comparison with Europe & the US immigration policy and the rise […]

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Tuesday Noon – Andrew Lam

Tuesday Noon: Andrew Lam—Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora Former editor of New America Media and commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered Andrew Lam has made his name as a journalist and a short fiction writer. His experiences as a Vietnamese refugee reverberates through his work, and characters who fled Vietnam and made new lives in […]

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Tuesday Noon – Lindsay Toczylowski

Tuesday Noon: Lindsay Toczylowski—Inside the Immigrant Defenders Law Center As a founding member and executive director at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Lindsay Toczylowski has helped lead the push for awareness and protection of immigrant rights to a fair trial and due process. What challenges do immigration attorneys in today’s political climate face? How does […]

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Student Only Workshop – Zahra Billoo

Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). At the onset of 2017, Zahra joined the speaker lineup at the Women’s March on Washington and sued Donald Trump to challenge his “Muslim Ban” Executive Orders.  In the […]

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Student Only Workshop – Noor Hamdy

Understanding Refugee Resettlement and Integration in Pomona Valley This workshop will provide a general understanding of how refugees are resettled in the Pomona Valley. Specific attention will be paid to understanding gaps in the public policy and social services for refugees and how local volunteers attempt to help aid refugees navigate these gaps in policy […]

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Public Lecture – Patricia Nazario

Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream   The Backstreet to the American Dream: The film with the working title, Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream is about how Mexican immigrants, in their quest for economic opportunity, inspired a global food truck phenomenon.  Food trucks were a fixture in Latino neighborhoods long before they […]

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Tuesday Noon – Jennicet Gutiérrez

Tuesday Noon: Jennicet Gutiérrez—The Trans Queer Liberation Movement Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender activist from México. A founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, she is best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through community building, organizing, and education. Now living in Los Angeles, Gutiérrezvisits […]

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