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Spring 2015

The event with Wendy Young on Monday, April 6 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the next academic year.

FGSS & Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic of the Cornell Law School
CANCELLED - April 6, Monday 12:00, 391 Uris Hall
The Plight of Central American Unaccompanied Children: the US Response to an Emerging Refugee Crisis
Wendy Young, President of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

 

April 7, Tues 5:00, Africana Center
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Black Authors/New Books Series

April 7, Tues 7:00, Textor 103, Ithaca College
IC Film screening:    Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China
Free www.ithaca.edu/lgbt

April 10, Friday 12:00, M101 McGraw Hall
American Studies and FGSS present:
Minnie Chiu, Cornell University
“From Woman Warrior to Tiger Mom: The Model Minority Subject as Neoliberal Prototype”
http://amst.arts.cornell.edu/events/eventlist.asp?series=0&arc=n           

April 14, Tues  7:00, Willard Straight Theatre 
LGBT STUDIES FILM SCREENING:  Regarding Susan Sontag
Ticket information: http://www.cinema.cornell.edu/

April 15, Wed 4:30, G22 Goldwin Smith
Lisa Cacho, English, Latina/o Studies/Asian American Studies/Gender & Women's Studies, U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Violence of Value
http://events.cornell.edu/event/lisa_marie_cacho_8407

FGSS & Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic of the Cornell Law School Special Event:
April 16, Thursday, 4:30, Lewis Auditorium - Goldwin Smith Hall
Precarious Lives: Central American families and the limits of U.S. immigration policy 
In 2014, 60,000 children and mothers fled Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, seeking refuge in the U.S. because of gang threats, domestic violence, and child abuse in their countries. The Obama administration has responded by detaining these families in prison-like conditions for months, many times denying them release on bond and inhibiting their ability to apply for political asylum. A nationwide network of lawyers and activists is organizing to end this practice of family detention and to argue through legal representation that the women and children should be allowed to exercise their internationally recognized rights to live free from violence and persecution.  Come and hear about this work through a transnational feminist lens. This event is open to everyone, we hope you can join us.

Panelists include: Sital Kalantry, clinical professor of Law at Cornell Law School, founder of the International Human Rights Clinic and co-founder of the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice; Virginia Raymond, immigration lawyer and participant inthe Karnes Pro-Bono Project, Austin, TX. Jane Juffer, professor of FGSS, Cornell; Yujin Chun, law student, Cornell; Carolyn Wald, law student, Cornell

April 17, Friday, 12:00, 391 Uris Hall
Follow Up Workshop -    Precarious Lives: Central American families and the limits of U.S. immigration policy 
Join Professor Jane Juffer and members from the panel to discuss specific actions and organizing strategies to help the women and children being held in U.S. immigration detention centers. Lunch will be provided, RSVP's encouraged but not necessary: srs288@cornell.edu

April 24-27, Cornell Charter Weekend
http://150.cornell.edu/events/charterday/registration/

May 1-2, Fri-Sat,      Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Messenger Lecture: Cecilla Vicuna, Chilean poet and artist
Poetic Performance from the Fringe
http://theuniversityfaculty.cornell.edu/lectures/spring_15.html

May 5, Tues 4:30, 236 Goldwin Smith Hall
LaShonda Barnett, Award-winning author and scholar
“There is No Educator to Compare with the Press: Trailblazing Black Women Journalists Inspire Novel, Jam on the Vine
http://amst.arts.cornell.edu/events/eventlist.asp?series=0&arc=n

Fall 2014

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