Sanctuary: Social, Legal, & Historical Perspectives on an Activist Category
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6 to 8 pm
305 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway at 117th St, New York, NY
In the weeks since the election, calls for sanctuary campuses have become central to the preemptive organizing to protect the rights of undocumented people and other vulnerable populations. This interdisciplinary panel explores sanctuary’s legal, political, social, and historical connotations as well as its strategic uses. What could the designation of sanctuary spaces on university campuses mean for strategies of mobilization and resistance now and in the future?
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University
Alyshia Gálvez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, CUNY
Elora Mukherjee, Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School
Alexandra Délano Alonso, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, The New School for Social Research