Monday, January 31, 2022

Race, Sovereignty, and Immigrant Justice Conference

Race, Sovereignty, and Immigrant Justice

Thursday and Friday, February 3-4, 2022

Register for both days now on Eventbrite:   

Thursday Registration

Friday Registration

This event will serve as a celebration of the establishment of the University of Maryland Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice. The Chacón Center is dedicated to creating a future where all Maryland families and residents can build a good life and participate fully in our communities regardless of immigration status, race, or economics.

The symposium will feature 2022 Gerber Lectures from Professor E. Tendayi Achiume, the inaugural Alicia Miñana Chair in Law at UCLA School of Law and the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance on Thursday (2/3) evening at 5:30 pm, and Dean Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Associate Dean for Research and I. Herman Stern Research Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law on Friday (2/4) afternoon at 1:30 pm. 

In addition to the keynote lectures, the symposium will feature panel discussions broken down into three distinct but intertwined perspectives. First, the symposium will explore the legal doctrine and history behind the treatment of immigration and race (Friday at 9am). Second, we will discuss immigration, race, and criminal law as they pertain to immigrant rights in an era of mass incarceration (Friday at 11am). Finally, we will engage with those on the front lines of immigration practice who know first-hand the struggle for racial justice in American immigration law (Friday at 3pm).

Panelists include:

Professor Karla McKanders, Georgia State University

Professor K-Sue Park, Georgetown University

Professor Hiroshi Motomura, University of California Los Angeles

Professor Jennifer Chacon, University of California Berkeley

Professor Eisha Jain, University of North Carolina

Professor Yolanda Vázquez, University of Cincinnati

Professor Amelia Wilson, Columbia University

Kara Hartzler, Esq., Federal Defender

Professor Benjamin Gonzalez-O’Brien, San Diego State University

Gabriela Kahrl, Esq., Associate Director Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice

Barry Dalin, Maryland Carey Law alum ‘18

Maryland Carey Immigration Clinic client

The Maryland Journal of International Law and the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice invite you to join us as we explore these important topics.


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