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Immigrant Justice panel

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium | Spurlock Museum
Date
Feb 6, 2020   4:00 pm  
Contact
Center for Advanced Study
E-Mail
cas@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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In this roundtable discussion, activist organizers will discuss their work in immigrant justice movements in both national and local contexts, particularly in Chicago. The panelists will speak to their personal experiences in becoming grassroots organizers against detentions, deportations, and the criminalization of immigrant and other targeted communities. Providing examples from past and current campaigns, they will also speak to the range of strategies they use to build strong collaborative coalitions and resist racist, xenophobic oppression, including policy work, legal activism, strategic communications, and civil disobedience.

Josue David Cisneros (Communication) will moderate.

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Speakers:

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa | Alderman, 35th ward, Chicago
Arianna Salgado | Organizer, Organized Communities Against Deportations
Bárbara Suarez Galeano | Organizer, Detention Watch Network
 
Rey Wences |Organizer, Organized Communities Against Deportations

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Cosponsors: Department of Asian American Studies, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, La Casa Cultural Latina

 

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