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Support H.R. 2808 which prohibits guaranteed profits to private prisons. Protest both the federal quota
that exists in the federal budget appropriation and the local quota that exists in individual contracts.
See here for details in both English and Spanish
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:00AM-12:00 Noon
Elizabeth Detention Center, 625 Evans Street, Elizabeth, NJ
Immigrant communities cheer passage of City Council ordinance establishing Newark Identification card
program to benefit undocumented immigrants, the homeless, and other vulnerable communities.
See here for the full article
Newest Americans in collaboration with Rutgers Professor Nick Kline, Artist-in-Residence
Adrienne Wheeler, Endless Editions, Dr. Samantha Boardman and RU-N BookArts Class
is excited to present two upcoming events surrounding Glassbook Project: Provisions.
Decoding the Status of the President's Executive Action on Immigration and the Court Process
By Sara Cullinane, Deputy Director at Make the Road New Jersey
Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Rutgers School of Law -Newark
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:00PM
Rutgers School of Law - Newark
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
ISIS: A Politics of the Surface
Post Colonial Questions and Performances Present:
By Dr. Faisal Devji
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00-6:00PM
Englehard Hall, Room 202
Rutgers University - Newark
& Discussion of an upcoming project in New York
and New Jersey
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm
Rutgers University, The Martini Foundation Lecture Hall
123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement
(CIVIC) is proud to release Detention Stories: Life Inside California’s
New Angel Island, a documentary film series that explores the social
and cultural world inside California’s immigration detention centers
through individuals who are in the best position to describe it: men
and women in detention. Come learn about the history of immigration
detention in California from the early 1900s to the present and about
how you can get involved with our upcoming stories project on immigration
detention in New York and New Jersey.
Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
St. Peters Church , 619 Lexington Ave.
An information and strategy meeting reagarding the Garifuna community in NYC.
Friday, March 26, 2015
Space is Limited. Please RSVP here.
Presented by NEWEST AMERICANS and The Lens
2:30pm-4:00pm Veiled Aleppo : Photojournalism and the Syrian Civil War
Award-winning photojournalists Ed Kashi interviews Franco Pagetti will
discuss their experience covering the revolution, focusing particularly on
“Veiled Aleppo,” Franco’s haunting photographs of the sheets that line the
war-torn streets of Aleppo, Syria. Before the war, residents used these sheets
for privacy or to protect their homes from harsh weather. Today they shield
the residents of Aleppo from the view of Bashar al-Assad’s security force snipers.
4:00pm-5:30pm Phoenix in Exile: Music, Memory and the Message of Peace
A panel discussion with award-winning composer/pianist Malek Jandali,
Oudist and RU-N faculty member Abdulrahim Alsiadi, renowned cellist
Laura Metcalf , and cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor at
Hunter College Dr. Jonathan Shannon.
7:30pm-8:30pm Concert: Malek Jandali Trio
A live performance featuring the new chamber works of world-renowned
composer and pianist Malek Jandali, with Laura Metcalf on cello and
Abdulrahim Alsiadi on oud. The evening showcases the release of
Mr. Jandali's new album "Syrian Symphony—Phoenix in Exile" recorded
in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The compositions
integrate Middle Eastern modes into Western classical forms and harmony,
and range from chamber music to large-scale orchestral works, including
concertos for violin and piano. Mr. Jandali’s compositions have been
performed by leading orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
The Stockholm Solister, The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Cairo
Symphony. On January 31, 2015, Mr. Jandali became the first Arab-American
composer to premiere his works at Carnegie Hall.
Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark
From the Andes to Palestine
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, 5:00-8:00pm
Featuring Rosa Palomino and Mariam Barghouti
The Annual Women's and Gender Studies Symposium
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30am- 3:30pm
9:30am: Breakfast and Registration
10:00am: Welcome by Whitney Strub, Director, Women's and Gender Studies
10:15am-11:45am, Panel I: Gender, Activism, and Community Organizing in Newark
1:00pm-2:25pm, Panel II: From Ferguson to #BlackLivesMatter and Beyond
2:30-3:45pm, Panel III: Queering Riots, Queering Archives
Room 255-257, Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
For more information visit: womenstudies.newark.rutgers.edu
A panel discussion featuring:
Professor Sadia Abbas (English Department)
Professor Tim Raphael (Center for Migration and the Global City)
Professor Ameer Sohrawardy (English Department)
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Esterly Lounge, 2nd Floor, Engelhard Hall, Rutgers-Newark
All are welcome!
Lecture by Rachel B. Tiven
Executive Director, Immigrant Justice Corps
Rachel B. Tiven will discuss the crisis in legal representation for immigrants which inspired
the creation of Immigrant Justice Corps. The Corps' Justice and Community Fellowships serve
immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 12:30 PM
Immersive Classrooms, Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Camden
Lecture by Elsa Lechner
Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Rutgers Newark’s Department of Spanish
and Portuguese Studies, Professor Universidade de Coimbra
“Biographical Research for the Study of Migrations: A Scholarly Itinerary”
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:30am -12:50pm
Dana Library, 4th Floor, Dana Room, Rutgers-Newark
Premiere of Notes for My Homeland
First short documentary produced by the Center on Migration and the Global City Newest Americans project.
*Notes for My Homeland* has just gone live on National Geographic's Proof website.
To learn more about the project, visit the Newest Americans Website
Free Webinar for immigrant students and parents and how they qualify for FAFSA.
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Presentation by Maru Ponce
Dream in Mexico, a non-profit working with Mexican youth who voluntarily
returned or who were deported to Mexico after living in the United States
Monday, November 17th, 2014 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Center for Law and Justice, Room 20, Rutgers-Newark
Presentation by Tim Raphael, Director for the Center for Migration and the Global City
Presentation by Marisol Conde-Hernandez, Co-founder of the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conklin Hall, Room 100, Rutgers-Newark
A conversation between two artists about "Postcolonial Questions and Performances"
Moderated by Sadia Abbas
Monday, October 20th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark
Jose Antonio Vargas will screen and discuss his new film Documented.
Friday, September 12, 2014 from 11:30am - 2:00pm
Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark
Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson
Monday, September 15, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dana Room, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark