April 2012

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
The Pugh Center
Screening of Colby Alum  Tarini Manchanda ’09 short ten minute documentary titled “Game On,” which focused on displacement during last year’s Common Wealth Games in India.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Diamond 141
Internal Displacement workshop facilitated by the organization Dumela, which was founded by Escar Kusema a Colby Alum.

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Page Commons
2012 Ralph Bunche Symposium keynote address by Jose Antonio Vargas, Filipino-American Pulitzer-prise winning journalist who announced his status as an “undocumented immigrant” in 2011. This event was co-sponsored by the Ralph Bunche Society, Ralph Bunche Scholars, Oak Institute, PCB, and the Pugh Center.

Listen to an audio recording of Jose Antonio Vargas’s talk (Colby login access required).

March 2012 : Immigrant Rights Month

Immigrant Rights Lunchtime Series featuring Colby Professors:

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Professor Karin Friederic and Brian Burke
Dana Camp Private Dining Room

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Professor Nikky Singh
Robert’s Private Dining Room

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Professor Saul Sandoval
Robert’s Private Dining Room

Immigrant Right Panels Featuring Activists and Students:

Wednesday, March 14th
“Stories Across Borders”
Pugh Center
In an open mic style, Colby students share their stories and experiences as immigrants or with immigration rights.

Thursday, March 29th
Immigrant Rights Activism in Maine: From the Voices of the Activists
The Pugh Center
A panel of three local Maine activists from immigrant or Diaspora groups across the world will speak about activism and mobilization around immigrant rights within Maine.  The activists include Ms. Blanca Santiago, the Former Director of the Centro Latino in Maine; Mr. Ben Chin, the Public Engagement Director at the Maine people’s Alliance; and Mr. Dominic Suru, the Executive Director of the Sudanese Development Institute in Maine.   The panel will be moderated by Professor Catherine Besteman of the Anthropology Department.