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People Forced to Move: Sanctuary Cities, Human Rights & Religious Freedom
Start Date: 5/3/2018Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 5/3/2018End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description

Drexel Global Passport Series Guest Panelists:

  • Jaideep Singh, PhD, co-founder of SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund)
  • Miriam Ticktin, PhD, department chair of anthropology, The New School for Social Research


  • Mimi Sheller, PhD, director, Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, professor of sociology at Drexel University

Preceding the panel discussion, Pew Fellow and filmmaker Rea Tajiri, will give a brief presentation highlighting her work for (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence (Asian Arts Initiative public artwork commission). From May 3rd through May 31st, Rea’s projection based installation work will be viewable in select locations across Philadelphia, including the Creese Courtyard at Drexel University.

This event will focus on U.S. policies in relation to refugees, internment, detention, and the role of sanctuary cities. Current immigration policies and attitudes within the broader context of human rights and religious freedom will also be explored.

This year the Drexel Global Passport Series (GPS), organized by the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, centers on "People on the Move.” Drexel GPS seeks to facilitate global conversations at Drexel and in Philadelphia to ensure rich student engagement and build strong partnerships with local communities and organizations.

Sponsored by the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages.

This free event is co-sponsored by Drs. Navjeet and Gurcharan Singh, the College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy

Contact Information:
Name: Jacqueline Rios
Phone: 215.895.6910
Email: jsr62@drexel.edu
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Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Mitchell Auditorium, 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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