Marginal Bodies: Queer Migrations

April 11, 2011

Pigott Auditorium, Pigott Building, Seattle University
Monday, April 11th  @ 7pm

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a multimedia lecture by Queer Colombian video artist mónica enríquez-enríquez.  enríquez-enríquez is a video artist who engages creative work as a site for community activism and a means to challenge normative constructions of gender, desire, citizenship and nation. More information @ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184072758302400


No One Is Illegal!

March 8, 2011

Exploring Immigration in the United States
Thursday, March 10 Casey Commons

(5th Floor, Casey Building, Seattle University)

Noon- 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment will be provided; free and open to the public

This student-led teach-in will explore the social myths, political frames and historical trends related to the immigration debate in the United States through interactive dialogue. Guest speakers include Ruth White, associate professor of social work, Won Kidane, assistant professor of law, and Tom Murphy, S.J., associate professor of history. The event is organized by students in SOCL/SOCW 317 (Race and Ethnicity) and is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Food will be provided. For more information contact Mako Fitts at fittsm@seattleu.edu.


Film Screening and Q&A with Community Organizers

October 6, 2010

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth

Monday, October 11, 6:00PM
Pigott Auditorium

Please join us for a campus screening of the film Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth, which addresses issues facing undocumented immigrant high school and college students. Those attending will receive resources about immigration and policy reform, as well as questions to help them critically analyze the film.
Immediately following the film, two community organizers, Alonso Chehade (Washington DREAM Act Coalition) and Sandy Restrepo (El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social), will share their perspectives about immigration policy reform. A brief Q&A will follow.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Graduate Student Council, International Student Center, MEChA, Muslim Students Association, Society of Feminists, Student Bar Association, SU Student Development Association, and Triangle Club. (Questions: oma@seattleu.edu or 206-296-6070)


Upcoming Immigration Reform Rallies

April 7, 2010

1. SEATTLE RALLY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM! SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2010 Noon, Occidental Park (Between South Washington and South Main St, in downtown. Even after over two hundred thousand people marched in Washington, D.C. to convince Congress and the White House to take action, communities across the country will be participating in a national day of action on April 10th to ensure our representatives know we want comprehensive immigration reform. The Washington Immigration Reform Coalition (WIRC) For America, an alliance of over 50 organizations, faith groups, community groups and labor unions, is organizing around one purpose – to achieve comprehensive immigration reform – and has been working to ensure that Washington’s Congressional delegation will support and lead on the issue. For more information about sponsorship, see http://www.weareone america.org/ april10.

2. WE ARE ALL WORKERS! IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW!
RALLY AND DEMONSTRATION FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND JUSTICE IN SEATTLE, SATURDAY MAY 1, 2010. Rally at Noon, March begins at 12:30 at Judkins Playfield, behind St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave S. Sponsored by El Comité Pro-Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social; Washington Immigrant Rights Action Coalition (WA-IRAC); and many others, including The Labor Center! Volunteers are still needed to work security. If you are interested, email to WashingtonIRAC@ gmail.com