Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201), 75 Waterman Street, Providence RI
Free and open to the public.
Book sale and signing, and light reception to follow.
This talk starts with the apparent “crises” over immigration in the contemporary moment, marked by three signature executive orders authorized by the Trump Administration in its first week in office: the “Muslim Ban,” the U.S.-Mexico border wall, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. By examining the long histories that have built a deeply rooted, robust foundation for these anti-immigrant attacks, the talk will discuss how the targeting of certain noncitizens is neither new, nor isolated, but reaches back to the settler-colonial foundations of the United States and to the birth of immigration restrictions in the 19th century. The talk also traces the deep genealogies of sanctuary and abolitionist movements and raises the potential of combining these modes of organizing in addressing the demands to create “sanctuary everywhere” and “sanctuary for all.”
Free and open to the public. Light reception to follow.
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America