Concentration Camps: Then and Now
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Concentration Camps: Then and Now

This moderated discussion will examine the consequences and historical antecedents of immigrant detention in the United States. Featuring Andrea Pitzer (One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps), Roxana Bendezú (Migrant Roots Media), and Jonathan M. Katz (The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster), the event aims to shed light on the human toll of the Trump administration's treatment of migrants and asylum seekers at the southern border while also scrutinizing the vocabulary we use to describe such practices. To what extent can America's current system of mass detention-the confinement, on an ever expanding scale, of civilians without trial or due process-be likened to the concentration camps of previous eras, and what are the moral and political stakes of this comparison? What lessons might the longer history of internment and detention, in North America and beyond, offer us in confronting today's sanctioned violence toward those seeking refuge in the United States?

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Imagining a Just Immigration Policy forum
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Imagining a Just Immigration Policy forum

  • Duke East Campus, 229 Classroom Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The actions and immigration policy of the Trump administration constitute a humanitarian disaster.  Join us for the next installment of our DFOAction fall forums as our panel of speakers will help answer the question – what would a just and humane US immigration policy look like?

Experts for the forum include:

  • Hila Moss – Managing Attorney, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

  • Jennie Belle – Community Organizer, Immigration and Refugee Program

  • Joanna Gaughan – Immigration Attorney, Mathews & Associates

  • Roxana Bendezú – Executive Director, Migrant Roots Media

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Dance Party to Shift Migration Narratives
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Dance Party to Shift Migration Narratives

Clear as water! We need to shift the current mainstream narratives around migration and we need money $$$ to do that. Migrants are resilient, courageous and self-determined. We don't need pity parades, we need JUSTICE!!
Support our work! COME DANCE WITH US!!!
Sliding scale: from $10 to $50
Cash, Venmo, PayPal, online
(No one turned away for lack of funds.)

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Are Concentration Camps Back? And What Can We Do?
Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Are Concentration Camps Back? And What Can We Do?

  • Duke's Old Chemistry Building, Room 011 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have concentration camps appeared on American soil? Or, should we say, have they returned? This event is designed to provide a historical and legal overview of the confusing situation at the Southern border. Historians will provide context to help us understand what a “concentration camp” is, and how it differs from a prison. Other speakers will provide a cogent explanation of what is happening now, and what steps a Duke student might take. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

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Podcasting for the Movement, a skill-sharing workshop
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Podcasting for the Movement, a skill-sharing workshop

  • Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“This practical, hands-on workshop covers many aspects of getting a podcast project off the ground, including idea-development, basic technical and production needs, field recording and studio recording, writing, and mixing audio. It is designed for people in social justice movement and activism with a variety of skill levels, but a clear idea for a project they want to work on whether it’s an oral history, an interview series, or even audio fiction. The workshop meets people where they are in terms of equipment and budget, and includes recommendations for how to make use of free and easily accessible tools.”

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