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2010 Theme:   Beyond borders: the human experience.



COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS


    What we're reading:

Sonia Nazario, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother.
New York: Random House, 2006.

Teacher's Guide [pdf] for Enrique's Journey.


Learn. Discuss. Question. Share your opinions, thoughts, and questions about Enrique's Journey or on any of the related issues about immigration, the significance and impact of borders, or of the social, cultural and economic challenges facing immigrants today.

What do you think? . . . Bring your ideas and take part in the discussions.




Tuesday, February 9, Noon
        Group Commons, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    Discussion led by:
Prof. Teresa Figueroa Sanchez, UCSB Chicana/o Studies Dept., Immigration; Farm labor; Chicano history
Prof. John SW Park, UCSB Asian American Studies Dept., Immigration law and policy
Prof. Paul Spickard, UCSB History Dept., Migration and identity in United States history
Prof. Casey Walsh, UCSB Anthropology Dept., Anthropological political economy of the Mexico-US borderlands

Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 p.m.
        Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Public Library
    Discussion led by:
Prof. Ralph Armbruster, UCSB Chicana/o Studies Dept.
Hannah-Beth Jackson, former California State Assembly member representing the 35th District
Prof. Joe Martorana, SBCC Political Science Dept.
Dean Alice Scharper, SBCC Dean of Fine Arts (Humanities), English, Social Science, ESL, Library, and the Learning Resource Center

Wednesday, February 17, Noon
        Group Commons, 1st floor, UCSB Davidson Library
    Discussion led by:
Prof. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, UCSB Feminist Studies Dept., Labor studies; Social politics; Women, work, and welfare
Veronica Montes, doctoral candidate, UCSB Sociology Dept., Political sociology and Latin America
Prof. John SW Park, UCSB Asian American Studies Dept., Immigration law and policy
Greg Prieto, doctoral candidate, UCSB Sociology Dept., Impact of immigration enforcement on Latino communities

Monday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.
        Montecito Public Library
    Discussion led by:
Dr. Marisela Marquez, Executive Director of Associated Students, UCSB; President of the Board for La Casa de la Raza; Chicano/a and Latino/a Politics and Im/Migration Studies
Prof. Paul McGarry, SBCC professor of English as a Second Language
Marla Ramirez, graduate student, UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies Dept., Undocumented college students' social and legal liminalities

Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.
        Discurso en Español, Biblioteca Eastside
        Eastside Public Library in Spanish only
    Discussion led by:
Prof. Inés Casillas, UCSB Chicana/o Studies Dept., Migration issues
Prof. Francisco Lomelí, UCSB Chicana/o Studies Dept., and Chair, Spanish and Portugese Dept., Literary history and Chicano literature
Veronica Montes, doctoral candidate, UCSB Sociology Dept., Political sociology and Latin America
Alvaro Angeles Suman, Artist
Tina Villadolid, Art Teacher/Community Outreach, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Thursday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.
        Goleta Public Library
    Discussion led by:
Grecia Lima, Community Organizer with PUEBLO
Prof. David Lopez-Carr, UCSB Geography Dept., Impact of economic globalization on human demography in Latin America
Rebecca Romo, doctoral candidate, UCSB Sociology Dept., Latina/o sociology, race and ethnic relations, and multiracial identity in the United States

Friday, February 26, 5:30 p.m.
        Discurso en Español, Biblioteca Carpinteria
        Carpinteria Public Library in Spanish only
    Discussion led by:
Grecia Lima, Community Organizer with PUEBLO
Miguel Checa, Carpinteria community member

Wednesday, March 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
        Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College
"Borders: Geographic, Cultural, Political, Economic"
    Discussion led by:
Prof. John Eggler, SBCC History Dept.
Dr. Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Director, SBCC Campus Diversity
Prof. Joe Martorana, SBCC Political Science Dept.
Prof. Paul McGarry, SBCC English as a Second Language
For more information on this and other SBCC events, click here.

Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m.
        Carpinteria Public Library
    Discussion led by:
Miguel Checa, Carpinteria community member
Prof. Teresa Figueroa Sanchez, UCSB Chicana/o Studies Dept., Immigration; Farm labor; Chicano history
Prof. Joe Martorana, SBCC Political Science Dept., Public policies and social justice
Marla Ramirez, graduate student, UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies Dept., Undocumented college students' social and legal liminalities

Thursday, March 4, 4:00 p.m.
        Solvang Public Library
    Discussion led by:
Alfonso Gonzalez, Guidance Counselor and OLA Advisor at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
Greg Prieto, doctoral candidate, UCSB Sociology Dept., Impact of immigration enforcement on Latino communities
Prof. Xiaojian Zhao, UCSB Asian American Studies Dept., U.S. history, Asian-American history, immigration, family, gender, and law


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