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Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism

Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 3:30pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public


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Presentation and discussion on the global refugee crisis and its implications for North America by reformulating immigrant and refugee rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire.

Harsha Walia is the cofounder of the migrant justice group No One Is Illegal and author of Undoing Border Imperialism. Trained in the law and rooted in grassroots communities, she has made numerous presentations on race, gender, violence and poverty to the United Nations and across campuses in North America. Harsha is a recipient of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives Power of Youth Award, the Westender’s Best of the City in Activism Award, and been named “one of Canada’s most brilliant and effective organizers” by Naomi Klein.

Cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics, the Program in Human Rights, the Institute for Global Studies, and the Immigration History Research Center. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS (ias@umn.edu 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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