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“Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists”: RLL Zengierski Family Lecture 2018

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements

This year’s Zengierski, “Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists,” was organized in the hopes of engaging students and the communities of WNY on the current political crises being generated around immigrants and refugees in both the Americas and in Europe.

Sebastiaan Faber from Oberlin College will kick off the day with a talk on “Immigration and Populism in Spain.” We have also invited independent film-makers Lourdes Lee Vasquez and Bryan Vasquez to screen their documentary, “The Immigration Paradox.” For this film they interviewed people with a variety of viewpoints on border-crossing along the US-Mexico border, and follow up with a wealth of factual information. Prior to the screening they will lead a workshop for students on “Constructive Communication and Strategic Organizing.” The film screening will be immediately followed with a community roundtable discussion featuring our guests plus Nicole Hallett (UB Law) and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar (New York Immigration Coalition). All free and open to the public.