Monday, April 5, 2021

THIS FRIDAY: 29th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference: Pursuing Citizenship


Please consider attending the 29th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference: Pursuing Citizenship, which will occur virtually on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT. 

This year's conference will build upon Colorado Law Professor and ImmigrationProf blogger Ming Hsu Chen's new book, Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, in which she argues that the citizen/alien binary should instead be reframed as a spectrum of citizenship, a concept that emphasizes continuities between the otherwise distinct experiences of membership and belonging for immigrants seeking to become citizens. 

In addition to the Friday conference, we have planned a special, pre-conference performance of Motus Theater's UndocuMonologues: Stories from Our Undocumented Neighborshappening virtually the night before, on Thursday, April 8 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. MT. Monologues themes will include the threat of deportation, border patrol, the current human and civil rights threats to immigrants, and racial profiling. Two monologues will be performed by the writers themselves, while the third will be read aloud by special guest, the Honorable Mimi Tsankov, National Association of Immigration Judges, who will then reflect upon her experience connecting with that story. The event will conclude with a 20 minute talk-back, where audience members will have the chance to reflect on their experience and pose questions. 

Below is the registration information for these events.  Our list of panel topics and speakers can be found here.

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Registration Deadline:   Wednesday, April 7th by 5pm Mountain Time


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