Conference, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. followed by a reception, 4-5 p.m.
McConnell Founders Room
This interdisciplinary conference will focus on global and domestic issues as they impact refugee communities, immigration patterns, indigenous peoples, and the movement of groups around the globe as a result of geopolitical crises and decisions. Topics range from research and activism on sex trafficking, trauma interventions with refugee communities, Latinx immigration and activism in Southern California, Honduran refugee communities, and asylum/detention of immigrants/ refugees in the US. We hope to use these multiple lenses to better illuminate the complexity and interconnectedness of these issues, the underlying structural inequalities, the very real and profound human costs of immigration policies, and the road forward as advocates for human rights and dignity.
Pardis Mahdavi, University of Arizona
Kenneth E. Miller, War Child Holland
José Calderón, Pitzer College
Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College
Salley Simmel and Colleagues, Justice for Immigrants Seeking Asylum (JISA)
NOVEMBER 7 – Reading by Kenneth E. Miller from his book War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience
Mead Living Room, Noon–1 p.m.