Expanded Sanctuary


March 8


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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The New School University Center, Starr Foundation Hall room UL 102

63 5th Avenue

New York, New York, United States, 10003

Expanded Sanctuary is part of a series of events that explore the possibilities of sanctuary – as ideal, as theory, as practice, as historical proposition, as a vision of social justice for the present.
Expanded Sanctuary will focus on the intersections between sanctuary and diverse social movements working against racism, hetero/sexism, violence and containment. What are the connections between immigration detention, deportation, dispossession, gender-based violence, homophobic/transphobic violence and the carceral state? Does sanctuary offer a vision of politics that can encompass diverse struggles and provide a basis for cross-movement coalitions? How can spaces of solidarity with undocumented people also address the broader challenges of inequality in American cities which include police violence and mass incarceration? These questions are already being probed by activists on the ground. This event is an occasion to reflect, imagine and strategize in a dialogue between scholars and activists.
Speakers include:
Ravi Ragbir (New Sanctuary Coalition)
Janaé Bonsu (Black Youth Project 100)
Angy Rivera (NYS Youth Leadership Council)
Jumaane Williams (NY City Council Member)
Organizations Contributing to the Discussion:
Black Youth Project 100, Make the Road New York, African Communities Together, North Star Fund, Enlace, New York State Youth Leadership Council,  New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, UNdocublack, New Sanctuary Coalition, DRUM, Audre Lorde Project, North Star Fund

Co-sponsored by The New School’s interdisciplinary programs in Global Studies, Urban Studies, and Environmental Studies, Department of Anthropology
The discussion will continue with Transnational Sanctuary, a follow-up event on April 12.
For more information visit: www.makesanctuary.org