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November 2019

“Immigrants and Schools in the American Empire”

November 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Drawing from his 2016 book Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship, Clif Stratton (History and UCORE) will discuss how racism, nativism, and imperialism have shaped the public education of immigrants and native-born non-whites in the U.S. Verification of attendance provided.

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“Debunking the Latino Threat Narrative: The Consequences of Lack of Representations and Systems of Oppression”

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join WSU alumna Dr. Maria Chávez as she discusses her Pathway to the PhD. as a first-generation college student. Dr. Chávez earned a PhD. from Washington State University and is now an associate professor in the Political Science department at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, where her work specializes on the political, civic, and professional experiences of Latinos in various locations and circumstances, ranging from vulnerable undocumented Latinos living in the shadows to successful Latino professionals. This event is hosted…

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“Know Your Rights” Workshop

November 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Education Addition 202 Pullman, WA 99163 United States

Considering the current climate surrounding immigration, it is important for all undocumented and international students, staff, and faculty, as well as their allies, to know and be empowered by your rights. Kathryn Railsback, director of the University of Idaho Immigration Law Clinic, will provide an overview of these rights, different scenarios of potential interactions with Immigration Enforcement, and proactive measure you can take to be prepared for these situations. Presented in partnership with WSU’s Crimson Achievement Pathways. Verification of attendance…

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“Refugees and the Origins of America: A New History”

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jesse Spohnholz will discuss the refugee crises associated with Europeans’ discovery of the Americas, and describe the refugees who fled from Europe, including English Puritans, French Huguenots, Jews, and Muslims. However, he argues that, despite the hardships of these people, we find far more significant refugee crises among people in the African diaspora escaping slavery, and displaced indigenous Americans fleeing war, enslavement, and dislocation, as a result of European colonialism. Verification of attendance available.

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Luis Alberto Urrean talk on “The House of Broken Angels” (2019 Everybody Reads)

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Neill Public Library, 210 N Grand Ave
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, the author is the critically acclaimed and best-seller of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction, and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.” His latest novel, The House of Broken Angels (2018), tells the story of one…

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Luis Alberto Urrean talk on “The House of Broken Angels” (2019 Everybody Reads)

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Holland/Terrell Library Atrium, 1400 Glenn Terrell Mall
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction, and a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, the author is the critically acclaimed and best-seller of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction, and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.” His latest novel, The House of Broken Angels (2018), tells the story of one Mexican-American family…

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“Jihadist in Mali: The Story of Amadou Koufa”

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Amadou Koufa is the most dangerous jihadist leader in Mali’s history. Can the Islamic war in Sahel, the cause of a refugee crisis in surrounding West African countries, be stopped? Peter Chilson, professor of English and literature at Washington State University, reports on his continuing investigations in Mali. Sponsored by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. Pizza and drinks provided. Verification of attendance available.  

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Borders and Boundaries: An Art-Fueled Film Screening of Amarillo

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Boards Executive Director, Betsey Brock, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Executive Director, Robin Held, for a screening of TEATRO LÍNEA DE SOMBRA's performance of Amarillo. A man departs for the US–Mexican border and vanishes before reaching his destination: Amarillo, Texas. Through stunning projected images, bilingual monologues, and a sea of displaced objects and natural elements, the film reconstructs his journey in a multimedia performance that travels imagined landscapes of both geography and cultural identity. Amarillo touches on the complex…

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December 2019

“Environmental Change and Human Migration” SOE 110 Group Poster Project Presentations

December 3 @ 2:50 pm - 4:05 pm
Ensminger Pavilion WA United States

This semester students in SOE 110, “Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability,” have been tasked with projects to employ systems thinking to the dynamics of human migration within and between countries around the world.  Come see their presentations as they present their understanding of climate refugees. Verification of attendance available.

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“Environmental Change and Human Migration” SOE 110 Group Poster Project Presentations

December 4 @ 8:10 am - 9:00 am
Ensminger Pavilion WA United States

This semester students in SOE 110, “Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability,” have been tasked with projects to employ systems thinking to the dynamics of human migration within and between countries around the world.  Come see their presentations as they present their understanding of climate refugees. Verification of attendance available.

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