Between 2014 and 2016 an estimated 1.6 million refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean by boat to Europe. Over 12,000 deaths were recorded of people trying to make the journey, and many more unrecorded deaths are thought to have occurred elsewhere along the way before reaching the sea. In 2015, at the height of Europe’s so-called ‘migrant/refugee crisis’, over one million arrivals were recorded in Italy and Greece and 3771 people died during the crossing. Against this backdrop, the paper locates the...
Rahel Sereke is a Milan-based activist and political scientist working on immigrant, refugees, and LGQ rights. She is the founder of "Cambio Passo," a Milan-based non-profit organization that protects and promotes the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. Sereke also has been involved in "IO-Immigration and Homosexuality." Most recently she ran for councillor in the local elections in Italy.
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Asmarina is a documentary about the Eritrean-Ethiopian community in Italy.It traces the complex networks of colonial legacies, transnational migrations, family ties and diasporic politics.The result is a collective tale which brings to light a postcolonial heritage that has been little scrutinized up to now: the everyday life stories of those who have lived in the country for years, those who were born there and the daycare of the refugees who have just arrived.
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The documentary film explores the historical and current relationship between Dominican and Haitian people, amidst the context of the heightened political crisis that affects Dominicans of Haitian descents since the de-nationalization law of 2013 was passed. The director, who is one of the more than 200 thousand Dominicans of Haitian ancestry who lost his citizenship after the passing of the Draconian legislation, made the film to “show the historical links between our people beyond the governments that persist on separating us.”
A panel discussion featuring youth organizers from around the country:
Moderated by Roberto G. Gonzales
Since the mid-2000s undocumented immigrant youth and young adults have forged a formidable social movement. Educated and trained in the United States, these young people have engaged in civic and political action aimed at pushing for legislative change, educating the public and supporting each other. In the process, they have garnered the support of business leaders,...
In this open discussion, top legal scholars Deborah Anker (Harvard), Sabrineh Ardalan (Harvard), Dan Kanstroom (Boston College), and Michael Wishnie (Yale University) share experiences, debate, and brainstorm innovative legal strategies for defending immigrants with contingent residency status.
Moderated by Professor Christine Desan
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Join us to send a message that union workers and immigrant and communities of color are #HereToStay! We will gather to show our strength and solidarity in opposition to Trump's targeting of unions, immigrant residents with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as Islamic and other communities under attack.
Between anti-union "Right to Work" legislation and Janus v. AFSCME (the union of Harvard's clerical workers, which is being sued in the Supreme Court, a case that could severely impede all union organizing in the US...