- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: 20 Cooper Square, 101
20 Cooper Square, 101
New York, NY United States
Organized by NYU’s Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
War and militarism, the global right turn and nationalist populism, racial capitalism in crisis, environmental degradation, and the heightened persecution of people due to sexual orientation and gender identification, have all been leading causes of the contemporary crisis of global displacement. With over seventy million displaced peoples worldwide, and another 40,000 fatalities among refugees seeking asylum in “fortress Europe,” this one day symposium brings together artists and scholars who situate migrant justice struggles within a queer/feminist frame. Collectively they foreground the voices of those directly impacted by carceral systems of policing, surveillance, and detention. From the SWANA diaspora to the US-Mexico border to Puerto Rico, they illuminate the ways in which these migrant communities engage in myriad movements for social justice and imagine worlds beyond sexual, gender, national, and racial borders and boundaries.
Accessibility note: This venue is on the ground floor and is accessible for wheelchair users. There are single-stall, all gender restrooms available. If you have any access needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist: Yosimar Reys
CHINGA TU MIGRA
Location: LA Metropoliton Jail
Performance Still: Dee Gonzalez, July 3, 2020.
Part of In Plain Sight a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration conceived of by Cassils and rafa esparza.