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Sanctuary & Solidarity: Resisting the U.S. War on Refugees and Migrants

Speaker: Jennifer M. Chacón, Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, Brendan Cassidy, Hope Angelique Alvarado and Juan B. Mancias
Date: August 28, 2020
Time: 3:00pm

This convening brings together critical legal scholars, immigration attorneys, Indigenous leaders, and anti-deportation activists to offer analysis of the crisis imposed on refugees at the U.S. Mexico border and the human rights violations at ICE detention facilities. Centering Indigenous and migrant-led mobilizations against U.S. border imperialism on stolen land, it foregrounds pro bono assistance, accompaniment, shelter provision, and detention resistance in solidarity with asylum seekers as sanctuary practices that prefigure decolonial and abolitionist possibilities.


Jennifer M. Chacón, Professor of Law and Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law
Nicole Elizabeth Ramos, Director, Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado
Brendan Cassidy, Member of Detention Resistance
Hope Angelique Alvarado (Dine' and Mescalero Apache), The Red Nation Tiwa
Territory (ABQ) Freedom Council Chair and the Co-Chair for the Beyond Borders Caucus
Juan B. Mancias, Chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas

Moderated by

Veronika Zablotsky, Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

Co-Sponsored with the UNC Law School and the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy-Sawyer Seminar

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