‘It’s Our Moral Imperative’: The Classed Meanings of Whiteness and the Politics of Immigration in Arizona
Speaker: Professor Fidan Elcioglu
Even when U.S. immigration policy does not directly affect them, American citizens still flock to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands to take the law into their own hands. Some activists stealthily work with the U.S. Border Patrol to stop border crossers. Others leave out jugs of water to help migrants survive their journey across Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. What are the motivations of these different groups of Americans? What can their deep commitment tell us about the future of migration politics in the U.S. and elsewhere?
Complimentary parking in Lots G and H will be provided - exit passes will be given out at the registration table, on the day of each event. Refreshments will be served.