When We Become the Other: How We Talk About Immigrants and Why It Matters


Wed, Feb 21, 2018
6:30 to 7:45

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Pioneer, immigrant, refugee, alien: The terms represent a shift in how we tell the story of migration. As citizens and residents of the United States, who do we consider to be other? How do individuals, governments and groups use language to tell the story of migration and does it matter? Do refugees represent a humanitarian crisis, or, as some have suggested, a security threat? Immigrant rights attorney Stephen Manning, of Innovation Law Lab, helps us unpack the complexities of how we think about migration.

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