The Border Crossed Us: A History of Movement, Border-Making, and What that Means for Us Today
Come to the first social for the Immigrant Justice Working Group! Meet new people. Find out how you can plug in and help out. Socialize with the people you have already been working with, or meet some of the people you want to work with. Hear about what the IJWG has been getting done and is about to do. Learn something. Relax, unwind, eat, drink, plan, plot.
At 5:30, we’ll meet to socialize, eat, and drink.
At 6:30, we’ll hear announcements about what’s happening in the Immigrant Justice Working Group.
This will be followed by a short talk by IJWG member and US Immigration historian, Randa Tawil. Any time left over will be taken up by more socializing. Information about opportunities for working with IJWG will be available throughout the evening.
More information about the presentation :The Border Crossed Us: A History of Movement, Border-Making, and What that Means for Us Today “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us” is a common saying among indigenous people from the US-Mexico border to Palestine. How did borders come about, and how have people resisted them? In this talk, immigration historian, Randa Tawil, will give a brief history of mobility and border control in the US, focusing on the policing of black, Indian, Mexican, and Asian free and unfree labor—and continual forms of resistance. Focusing on the intertwined histories of working people, Tawil will give a historical and theoretical background to where we are today, and what we can do about it.