From Exile to Fugitivity: What We Talk About When We Talk About Refugees

 

From Exile to Fugitivity: What We Talk About When We Talk About Refugees

Latino “immigrants.” Jewish “diaspora” or “exile.” Muslim “refugees.” African American “fugitivity.” All of these refer to migration, statelessness, and minority status, but each says something different about the experience and its meaning in the wider world.

Can these experiences be brought into conversation with one another? This panel will look at how such narratives continue to evolve within each culture, and how today’s political climate and policy changes are affecting perceptions of each one.

Chair and Moderator: Michael Hanchard, Africana Studies, Penn

Panelists:

Vincent Lloyd, Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University                   

Heather Sharkey, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Penn

Assaf Tamari, History and Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Penn

Paulina Ochoa-Espejo, Political Science, Haverford College

Event Location: 
International House Philadelphia
Africa/Asia Room
3701 Chestnut Street
Event Date and Time: 
March 30, 2017 5:00pm
Open to the public
Sponsors: 
Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsors: 
Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova University
Sponsors: 
Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
Sponsors: 
Marginalized Populations Project, Center for Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsors: 
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania