Chicana Artist Sandy Rodriguez in Conversation with Mary Jo Dudley
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Chicana artist Sandy Rodriguez’s Codex Rodriguez Mondragón (2017—) records the ecological and political crises of our time by engaging contemporary realities of BIPOC and migrant peoples. Several of her maps and illustrations mark, record, & illuminate the farmworker communities of the U.S. and Mexico border regions. Sandy now comes to New York State to share and learn with Cornell Farmworker Program Director Mary Jo Dudley, who will offer: the role of building partnerships with farmworkers through collaborative research, videos on farmworker-identified critical topics, and maps of the region. They will discuss contributions and challenges among farmers in New York State.
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CROSSING BORDERS: New Book Shifts Focus From Fear to Restoring Immigrant Dignity
Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 1pm EDT REGISTER NOW
Over the last decade, record numbers of displaced people have been caught in the middle of an intensifying tug-of-war between Western liberal democracies and Eastern autocrats. With little chance of returning to their homes in Syria or Central America, these people crossed borders to seek political, religious, or economic freedom. Yet the plight of refugees was often weaponized and exploited for political gain.
Join author Ali Noorani, CEO of the National Immigration Forum, for a virtual discussion about his newest book, “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants,” with Cornell immigration law expert Stephen Yale-Loehr and Wall Street Journal reporter Michelle Hackman. Based on interviews in Honduras, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and communities across the U.S., Mr. Noorani’s book presents the complexities of migration through the stories of families fleeing violence and poverty, the government and nongovernmental organizations helping or hindering their progress, and the American communities receiving them. Going beyond highly charged partisan debates, our panel offers real insights and actionable strategies for restoring the dignity of both immigrants and the United States itself.
End immigrant detention in NY
Thursday, April 28 @ 7pm | Please register now! (Zoom)
It’s time for communities in Upstate NY to mobilize support for the Dignity Not Detention Act!
At this gathering we will hear directly from immigrant rights organizers in New York City and Tompkins County. You will learn the most up-to-date information about the campaign to get the Dignity Not Detention Act passed in the NYS legislature. You will connect with activists from across the state. We will develop strategies together to expand support for the act.
To register click here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-ihrjgpE9G7FDjt9PQ-BieuItcLEbQ9
On any given night, hundreds of New Yorkers are detained by ICE in jails and prisons across the state. They are subjected to inhumane conditions and separated from their families and communities. Several counties in New York profit from immigration detention and ICE is actively seeking to expand detention in New York.
The New York Dignity Not Detention Act (S7373 Salazar /A7099A Reyes) gets New York out of the business of immigration detention. When immigrants and communities can live in dignity and freedom, we’ll create a more welcoming state for all who call New York home.
Co-sponsored by: Transforming Justice and Organizing Abolition Work Group, Tompkins County SURJ; TC Immigrant Rights Coalition; TC Workers' Center; SURJ NYC; Abolish ICE NY-NJ; Coordinating Circle, Dryden Groton Plus - Human Dignity Coalition. Image: https://www.nysylc.org/ For info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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