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Apr 13 2023

“Migration in a World of Walls and Borders Symposium: Labor, Im/mobility, Sanctuary, Displacement”

April 13, 2023

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


SCE Room 302


750 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

Migration across national borders—documented and undocumented, “voluntary” and forced—has long been a ubiquitous phenomenon in the world. And just as pervasive have been barriers to movement. This symposium brings together a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars from UIC and beyond—as well as writers, artists, and activists—to examine migration and displacement in the context of a world of walls and borders. We are particularly interested in exploring the repercussions, for migrants in particular, of the restrictive, coercive, and unfree ways in which movement has been regulated in the world (for example, through restrictive immigration laws, waiting, debt peonage, detention, and deportation). We also want to examine how migrants and their allies have dealt with and sought to mitigate the effects of such restrictive regulation (through sanctuary and other practices). Finally, we discuss processes of displacement more generally—linking migration to the long histories of displacement of racialized communities in the United States and the practices of containment through which they have experienced multiple forms of invisibilization and dispossession. Register at this link:


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Date posted

Mar 14, 2023

Date updated

Mar 14, 2023