"Immigration: Humanity on the Move" Continues

Upcoming Lecture Focuses on Immigration from a Grassroots Perspective

immigerationgraphic.jpgThe ongoing series, "Immigration: Humanity on the Move," explores many of the complexities surrounding immigration through lectures, panel discussions and an art exhibition, all of which are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, March 23, a group of local community activists will be discussing immigration issues from a grassroots perspective. The lecture takes place at noon in Schulz 3001.

This "Community Services" lecture features Deborah Roberts, associate professor of nursing at SSU and clinical director for the Jewish Community Free Clinic; Reverend Chris Bell of the North Bay Sponsoring Committee; and Susan Shaw and Davin Cardenas from the North Bay Organizing Project.

Generous sponsorship of the "Immigration: Humanity on the Move" series has been provided by the University Library, the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, Associated Student Productions, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Department of Theater Arts and Dance, the Multicultural Center, and Residential Life.

The full schedule of events includes:


Economic Implications

Chong-Uk Kim, assistant professor of economics at SSU; Marty Bennett, professor at Santa Rosa Junior College; Representative from the Graton Day Labor Center

Wednesday, April 6 at noon in Schulz 3001

Guest speakers help to unravel some of the economics surrounding immigration, from both macro and micro perspectives.

Imaginist Theater

Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Warren Auditorium

The innovative local theater company will present a unique performance about life on the borders.

Human Trafficking

Jennifer Lynne Musto, UCLA; Annie Fukushima, The SAGE Project, Inc.

Wednesday, April 27 at noon in Schulz 3001

Musto and Fukushima discuss this all-too-real and frightening topic, which affects not only people throughout the world but also those in our own backyards. The speakers will help us understand the implications of human trafficking and shed some light on ways to help eradicate this injustice.

The Mystical Arts in Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting

April 11-14 in the University Library Art Gallery

Of all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painitng with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Observe as millions of grains of colored sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a matter of days.

For more information, visit the Associated Student Productions website.

Music in the Library

April 8 in the 2nd floor lobby: Brass Ensemble - Ruth Wilson, director

May 6 in the 2nd floor lobby: Guitar Ensemble - Eric Cabalo, director

Miracles on the Border: Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.

February 1 - March 31, 2011

immigration_2.jpgThis powerful exhibition features Mexican retablos (pictured above and at left) that are both fascinating artworks and compelling sociological documents, dating back to as early as 1912.

Collected by Drs. Jorge Durand, University of Guadalajara, and Douglas Massey, Princeton University, as part of an ongoing study of Mexico-U.S. migration, the retablos displayed in this exhibit express the most prominent concerns of the immigrants who dedicated them, giving us direct Mexican perspectives on migrations.

This exhibit was made possible through a generous grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, as well as contributions by Associated Student Productions, the Multicultural Center, Residential Life, the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, and the University Library.

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