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Thursday, November 14, 2013

John Jay Immigration and Deportation Initiative : Events

From the initiative's description: The initiative is intended to bring the continuing legislative efforts around immigration – and the discourse that surrounds them – into the community life and curriculum of the college, to generate debate and conversation, and to engage our students (nearly half of whom are themselves immigrants or the children of immigrants) intellectually with issues that will likely have direct and profound effects on their own lives and those of their loved ones.

This project will bring together a series of activities and events in order to encompass as many of the multifaceted origins and impacts of deportation as possible. This collection of approaches is intended to paint a varied and textured picture of the issues surrounding migration generally and deportation in particular.

There are several events coming up, including a presentation from Luis Barrios, Professor of Latina/o Studies, on Monday 11/18, with excerpts from a photo-ethnography on the plight of people from Haiti and the Dominican Republic created by John Jay students who participated in a study abroad in the Dominican Republic in the Summer of 2013. 

Here's the logistical info:
Unwanted: The Faces and Voices of Haitians and Dominicans
Monday, November 18, 1:30pm to 2:40pm
First Floor, NB

In addition, the website features publications on deportation, including one edited by our very own Shirley Leyro, Outside Justice: Immigration and the Criminalizing Impact of Changing Policy and Practice, media reports, and some information on the John Jay DREAMers.

Take advantage and participate in this exciting local program!

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