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SOLD OUT: A Feast of Words: The First ‘Global Immigration Crisis’: History and Contemporary Issues

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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What: A Feast of Words: The First ‘Global Immigration Crisis’: History and Contemporary Issues
When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Who: Erika Lee
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About the program

As immigration continues to be a central issue in the U.S. and globally, award-winning author Erika Lee tells the forgotten history of the first global “immigration crisis” when Asian immigration sparked international debates, race riots, and new restriction laws around the world.

Telling a story that mirrors today’s headlines, Lee connects the global history of Asian exclusion to global debates about immigration today. She compares the mass migrations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with mass migration today. She examines why and how certain migrations become perceived as “crises,” and considers how common “solutions,” such as immigration restriction and border security, have sometimes created new humanitarian crises with tragic results.

Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
SOLD OUT
Event Category:

Organizer

Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-9339
Email:
stangret@umn.edu
Website:
https://www.continuum.umn.edu/friends

Venue

Campus Club
403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Phone:
612-626-7788
Website:
http://campusclubumn.org/home