Join us on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:00pm PST for Sanctuary and Solidarity: Resisting the U.S. War on Refugees and Migrants presented by the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.
This convening brings together critical legal scholars, immigration attorneys, Indigenous leaders, and anti-deportation activists to offer analysis of the crisis imposed on refugees at the U.S. Mexico border and human rights violations at ICE detention facilities. Centering Indigenous and migrant-led mobilizations against U.S. border imperialism on stolen land, it foregrounds pro bono assistance, accompaniment, shelter provision, and detention resistance in solidarity with asylum seekers as sanctuary practices that prefigure decolonial and abolitionist possibilities.
- Jennifer M. Chacón, Professor of Law and Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law
- Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, Director, Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado
- Brendan Cassidy, Member of Detention Resistance
- Hope Angelique Alvarado (Dine’ and Mescalero Apache), The Red Nation Tiwa Territory (ABQ) Freedom Council Chair and Co-Chair for the Beyond Borders Caucus
- Juan B. Mancias, Chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas
Moderated by Veronika Zablotsky, Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
Part of The Sawyer Seminar Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism
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