The Humanities Institute

Events

Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration

Anti-immigration rhetoric and nativist policies are in full-throated advance in Europe and the United States. Immigrants are often characterized as civilizational threats to Western democracies by white nationalists, who not only represent a large voting block in France, Germany, and other European countries but also have ascended to power in the United States. This spring, the Humanities Institute asks, “How does global migration and immigration feed into exclusive nationalist narratives?”

Speakers and Events

January 30, 2018
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons

Scripps College

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Tuesday Noon: Jennicet Gutérrez—The Trans Queer Liberation Movement

(Tuesday Noon)

Jennicet Gutiérrez

(founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement)

February 1, 2018
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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Student Workshop

Zahra Billoo

(Executive Director, CAIR - San Francisco Bay Area)

February 8, 2018
2:45 pm - 4:00pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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Understanding Refugee Resettlement and Integration in Pomona Valley

(Student Only Workshop) 

Noor Hamdy

(Scripps College senior and co-founder of the 5C Refugee Advocacy Network)

February 15, 2018
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College

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Masa Revolution: The Backstreet to the American Dream

(Public Talk)

Patricia Nazario

(Award-winning journalist, filmmaker)

February 20, 2018
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College

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Tuesday Noon: Inside the Immigrant Defenders Law Center

(Tuesday Noon)

Lindsay Toczylowski

(Founding member and executive director of the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Los Angeles)

February 20, 2018
6:00 pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Yaa Gyasi in Conversation

(Public Event)

Yaa Gyasi

(Author of Homegoing and recipient of the 2016 National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award)

February 27-April 5, 2018
Museum hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clark Humanities Museum
Edwards Humanities Building
Scripps College

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Finding Home: Global Realities

(Art Exhibit)

March 6, 2018
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Tuesday Noon: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora

(Tuesday Noon)

Andrew Lam

(Author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres)

March 21, 2018
6:00 pm

Balch Auditorium
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Human Rights in the Era of Trump

(Public Event)

Margaret Huang

(Executive Director, Amnesty International USA)

March 22, 2018
6:00 pm

Garrison Theater
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Black Lives Matter: Opal Tometi in Conversation

(Public Event)

Opal Tometi 

(Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration)

April 10, 2018
12:15 pm

Hampton Room
Malott Commons
Scripps College Performing Arts Center

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Tuesday Noon: The Republic Unsettled

(Tuesday Noon)

Mayanthi Fernando 

(Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz)

April 19, 2018
6:00 pm

Humanities Auditorium
Scripps College

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Administrative Belongings: Race, Sexuality, and Capitalist Violence

(Public Event)

Chandan Reddy

(Associate professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies, University of Washington)

May 3, 2018
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Vita Nova Hall
Room 100
Scripps College

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The Integration of DACA Recipients: What We Lose Without a Legislative Solution for Dreamers

(Student Only Workshop)

Tom Wong

(Associate professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego)