Leisy J. Abrego, associate professor in Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, will give a talk exploring how DACA recipients and their families experienced, interpreted, and applied lessons from mass mobilizations in advocating for DACA recipients, also known as “DREAMers.” While international migration scholars often focus on educational and occupational integration, Abrego argues that political claims-making, too, is a form of immigrant integration not often captured in mainstream discussions of immigrant assimilation. The lecture is part of the Critical Migration and Refugee Studies Series, which considers the issues of racial, ethnicity and migration in the contexts of displacement. Smith-Buonanno, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street.
Lecture —Liberation, Not Integration: Immigrant Activists Making Claims and Making Home in Los Angeles
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm