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12:00PM 01:30PM Racialization + Latino Mass Mobilization: School: Emory College Department / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference Building/Room: Robert W. Woodruff Library Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race Speaker/Presenter: Chris Zepeda-Millán, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162 Contact Name: Latrice Carter Contact Email: latrice.carter@emory.edu Link: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html (JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium) In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos across the country participated in the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history. In this timely and highly anticipated book, Chris Zepeda-Millán analyzes the background, course, and impacts of this unprecedented wave of protests, highlighting their unique local, national, and demographic dynamics. He finds that because of the particular ways the issue of immigrant illegality was racialized, federally proposed anti-immigrant legislation (H.R. 4437) helped transform Latinos' sense of latent group membership into the racial group consciousness that incited their engagement in large-scale collective action. Zepeda-Millán shows how nativist policy threats against disenfranchised undocumented immigrants can provoke a political backlash-on the streets and at the ballot box-from not only "people without papers," but also naturalized and U.S.-born citizens. Latino Mass Mobilization is an important intervention into contemporary debates regarding immigration policy, social movements, racial politics, and immigrant rights activism in the United States. + Jones Room, Rm 311, Woodruff Library Campus Events
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12:00PM 01:30PM Racialization + Latino Mass Mobilization: School: Emory College Department / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference Building/Room: Robert W. Woodruff Library Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race Speaker/Presenter: Chris Zepeda-Millán, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Registration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162 Contact Name: Latrice Carter Contact Email: latrice.carter@emory.edu Link: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html (JWJI Race & Difference Colloquium) In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos across the country participated in the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history. In this timely and highly anticipated book, Chris Zepeda-Millán analyzes the background, course, and impacts of this unprecedented wave of protests, highlighting their unique local, national, and demographic dynamics. He finds that because of the particular ways the issue of immigrant illegality was racialized, federally proposed anti-immigrant legislation (H.R. 4437) helped transform Latinos' sense of latent group membership into the racial group consciousness that incited their engagement in large-scale collective action. Zepeda-Millán shows how nativist policy threats against disenfranchised undocumented immigrants can provoke a political backlash-on the streets and at the ballot box-from not only "people without papers," but also naturalized and U.S.-born citizens. Latino Mass Mobilization is an important intervention into contemporary debates regarding immigration policy, social movements, racial politics, and immigrant rights activism in the United States. + Jones Room, Rm 311, Woodruff Library Campus Events
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07:30PM 07:30PM Lecture: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor: School: Oxford College Department / Organization: Oxford College Building/Room: Chapel - Oxford Cost: Free Contact Name: Danielle Dockery Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu Liz Theoharis will speak on "What Jesus Really Said About the Poor." Theoharis is co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with William J. Barber II. She is the co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and a founder and the coordinator of the Poverty Initiative. She has spent the past two decades organizing amongst the poor in the United States, working with and advising grassroots organizations with significant victories including the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Vermont Workers Center, Domestic Workers United, the National Union of the Homeless and the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. She has led hundreds of trainings, spoken at dozens of conferences across the US and globally and published several articles and book chapters sharing her vision that poverty can be ended and that the poor can be agents of social change. Theoharis received her BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 2004; and her PhD from Union in New Testament and Christian Origins. She has been published in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Sojourners, The Nation, The Christian Century, and others.  Liz is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017). She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). This is an Oxford Studies event. + Oxford College Campus Events
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