Tuesday, October 21, 2014

discussion about human rights and migrant children @CCNY on Mon, 11/17, 6:30-8:00

Moving Children: Young Migrants and the Challenge of Rights with Jacqueline Bhaba and Eric Weitz, moderated by Susan Bissell

The City College of New York • 160 Convent Ave • North Academic Complex (NAC) Ballroom

Monday, November 17, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 23, 2014

CUNY Institute for Education Policy screening Living Undocumented at Roosevelt House

It seems that we've made a slight "technological turn." In the wake of our soon to be released Big Apple Bites video projects, we'd also like to share this video from the CUNY Institute for Education Policy's May 22, 2014 film screening and panel discussion of the film "Living Undocumented."

According the website, "Living Undocumented is a 17-minute documentary that explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It features 6 DREAMers, who portray the realities of our nation’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Children of Immigrants at School" - Upcoming Event in Immigration Seminar Series

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

An event to celebrate the publication of

"The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe"

edited by Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway (New York University Press, 2014)



Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center

Maurice Crul, Professor of Sociology, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and Fellow, Advanced Research Collaborative

Marcelo Su
รกrez-Orozco, Dean, UCLA School of Education & Information Sciences

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

--- A reception will follow the event. ---

Place: The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
                365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
                Room 6112 (Sociology Lounge)

This event is co-sponsored by the Immigration Seminar Series, the Sociology Ph.D. Program, and Advanced Research Collaborative, CUNY Graduate Center.

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Look Back at the IWG's Immigration Conference

Clockwise from top left: delicious Korean spread for lunch; Professor Attewell asks a question; Jonas Wiedner looks on; Bernadette Ludwig presents her work on the Liberian community in Staten Island.
Clockwise from left: Some of the reception offerings; Jonas Wiedner presents his work on immigrants and the labor market; Conference co-coordinator Zach Shultz talks of recent happenings; Professor Alba discusses papers on changes in the education of immigrants.

Our March 28 conference, "New Directions in Immigration," featured panels on race & ethnicity, education, law & governance, work, and identity. Please see the program below for more information on our panelists and discussants.
Clockwise from left: Tommy Wu, Professor Alba, Professor Foner, and Professor Chin at the start of the work panel; Stephen Ruszczyk presents his work on the governance of NYC undocumented youth; Abigail Kolker presents her research on undocumented care workers in Israel; and Hyein Lee discusses ethnic minorities. 

Clockwise from upper left: Conference co-coordinators Abigail Kolker (l), Elisabeth Brodbeck (second from left), and Zach Shultz (r) enjoying the reception with Siqi Tu; Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi presents her research on Islamic religious instruction in German schools; the audience of an afternoon panel; Abigail Kolker, Geoffrey Levin, and Marlene Ramos look on as Stephen Ruszczyk presents; Gowoon Jung discusses her work on transnational Korean students; and Geoffrey Levin presents emigration from the Soviet Union.  

From left: The audience from an early panel; Joanna Yip presents her findings on Fujianese students in New York; the reception.
Many thanks to our sponsors: the Graduate Center Sociology Students' Association, the Center for Latin America, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, the Doctoral Students' Council, the Center for Urban Research, and the Graduate Center Sociology Department!

Screening of I Learn America @ Tenement Museum with Prof. Kasinitz

If you missed the screening, visit their website to learn more about the film.

I Learn America, Official Trailer from I LEARN AMERICA on Vimeo.

Description from the website:

I Learn America

Wednesday, April 26:30 PM
This documentary film features the story of five young immigrants coming of age at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn. The filmmakers will screen a portion of the film, and then join their student subjects in a discussion on the experience of growing up as an immigrant in America as they strive to master English, adapt to life with families they haven't seen in years, and create a future in a new land. Sociologist Phil Kasinitz, author of Inherting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, will also join the conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.