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Saturday March 28
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
"The Lexicon of Migration" with Parthiban Muniandy (Sociology). What does it mean to be a "temporary" person? The multiple discourses surrounding migrants, refugees, "illegals," and other non-native-born people often paint problematic, exaggerated, and frustratingly misunderstood portraits about entire communities and populations. We live in a world where almost 245 million people are living in a country other than where they were born and some 740 million people migrate internally, primarily from rural to urban centers, bringing the total number of migrants to more than one billion people. This seminar will focus on communities and groups of migrants who are often targeted as national "problems": refugees, undocumented persons, and so-called "economic" migrants. There will also be a brief update on the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education. This Consortium includes Sarah Lawrence, Vassar, Bard, and Bennington Colleges and is focused on the global refugee crisis.
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