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Fall Symposium Schedule!

Wednesday, September 19th  
Some Spanish Spoken: An Introduction to Hip Hop Theater
Paul Flores, Playwright and Spoken Word Performer
8pm, Dana Auditorium

Paul Flores is a published playwright and nationally prominent spoken word performer. Raised on the Tijuana/San Diego border, issues of immigration, border experience, and Latino identity are central to his work. A theater artist specializing in hip-hop and bilingual performance, Flores has appeared on Season III and IV of Russell Simmons Presents: Def Poetry Jam on HBO, and has performed at over two hundred high schools and universities across the United States.

Thursday, September 20th
Writing workshop with Paul Flores, pizza provided
12-1:30 Carr Hall

Neoliberalism and the Rescaling of American Citizenship
Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, Professor at UC Davis
4:30 pm, The Orchard

Robyn Rodriguez is an influential im/migrant activist and scholar, with one book published (Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World ) and another on the way (In Lady Liberty’s Shadow: Immigration and Belonging in New Jersey after 9/11).

Enrique’s Journey
Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer prize winning author of Enrique’s Journey
8:30 pm, Dana Auditorium

   Sonia Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, immigration.

         She has won numerous national journalism and book awards. In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S., entitled “Enrique’s Journey,” won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence.

Friday, September 21st

Art Exhibit: Invisible Odysseys
7-10pm, M Gallery (Old Stone Mill), snacks provided.
Artist Talk at 8 pm
Display up for one-two weeks
The artist/workers who created these moving depictions of the grueling physical and emotional journeys across the border and into a strange country, will discuss their work and their hopes for the future. The panel will be moderated by sculptor B. Amore, who organized and curated the exhibition.

Saturday, September 22nd
Human Rights Practices and Defending Immigrants: Legal Clinic with Immigration Lawyers
12:30 pm, The Orchard

A legal perspective on the intersection of U.S. immigration policy with human rights, race, gender, sexual orientation, and poverty.