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Bodies and Borders: A Community Conversation

November 11, 2019 @
6:00 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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Heather Silber Mohamed

Monday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
Higgins Lounge at Dana CommonsAnita Fabos
36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA 01603

Movement across borders is an entirely common occurrence in modern life. How and why do people transcend borders, and why is the movement of some bodies disproportionately monitored, regulated, and prohibited? What has led to a perceived and alarming increase in selective incarceration, deportation, removals, and bans? What role does the media play in creating a rhetoric fear about bodies imagined as threatening or dangerous, globally and in the US?

In a precariously shifting landscape of policy change and legal challenges, there is a pressing need to consider what protections are possible for those most vulnerable to anti-immigrant sentiment, both because of and despite legal status and humanitarian interest. Heather Silber Mohamed (Political Science) researches in the field of Latino politics, immigration policy, and media. Anita Fábos (International Development, Community, and Environment) works on issues related to refugees and forced migration. Together, these two Clark University professors will offer their expertise as a springboard for this community focused dialogue.

This event is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities; Difficult Dialogues; the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies; International Development, Community, and Environment; and the Department of Political Science through the Chester Bland Fund at Clark University.


November 11, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.