Center for Migration and the Global City

Center for Migration and the Global City (CMGC)


Ferguson / Newark / Gender: Discussions of Race, Activism, and Gender Politics

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

11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch

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

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The Syrian Conflict: Creativity, Improvisation and Resistance


3:00pm-4:00pm   Veiled Aleppo : Photojournalism and the Syrian Civil War 

Photojournalist Ed Kashi interviews Franco Pagetti about his haunting photographs of the sheets
that line the devastated streets of Aleppo, Syria.

4:00pm-5:30pm   When Will I See You Free?: Music, Memory and the Syrian Revolution 

Panel discussion with Malek Jandali (Syrian American composer and pianist),Abdulrahim Alsiadi
 (Oud player and RU-N faculty), Laura Metcalf (renowned cellist), Dr. Jonathan Shannon (Cultural
anthropologist and Associate Professor at Hunter College), and Thomas Ludwig (composer and conductor).

5:30pm-6:30pm   Reception

7:00pm-9:00pm   Concert: Malek Jandali Trio

Composer-pianist Malek Jandali along with Abdulrahim Alsiadi and Laura Metcalf will present 
chamber works for piano, cello and oud featuring music from Malek's new album Syrian Symphony,
which includes the composition "Phoenix in Exile," recorded in London with the Royal Philharmonic

Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark


An Open Dialogue on Islamophobia: How did we get here?

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!


Immigrant Justice Corps: Legal Representation for Immigrants

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


Fulbright Scholar Lecture on Migration

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


Federal Financial Aid for the Immigrant Community

Free Webinar for immigrant students and parents and how they qualify for FAFSA.

Introduction to Federal Financial Aid

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 


Los Otros Dreamers

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

Detention Pipeline: The Immigration Detention Problem in America

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


Shazia Sikander and Unver Sh​afi in Conversation

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: Documented

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


Bedrooms of the Fallen: Book Talk & Signing

Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson

Monday, September 15, 2014 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Dana Room, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark

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