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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Events

Sep16

CHSSWeb User's Group

Open Session Discussion

CHSSWeb Help

September 16, 2015, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Enterprise Hall, #420A

Meet with CHSSWeb IT team, managers of different college websites and fellow peers to get hands-on help and discuss issues, questions or concerns about your site. This is a great opportunity to get answers to those pesky questions.

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Sep17

Cultures of Dispossession Lecture: Pregnant on Arrival: The Making of the Illegal Immigrant

Sponsors: Women and Gender Studies. Department of Philosophy, S-CAR, New Century College, African and African American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology Department

Women and Gender Studies

September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnson Center, E, #334 / Book Sales and Signing After Lecture –Room 240K Johnson Center

From 1997 to 2004, Ireland’s headlines recast pregnant immigrants as “illegals” entering the country to gain legal residency through childbirth. Eithne Luibhéid offers unvarnished insight into how categories of immigrant legal status emerge and change, how sexual regimes figure in these processes, and how efforts to prevent illegal immigration redefine nationalist sexual norms and associated racial, gender, economic, and geopolitical hierarchies.

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Sep17

Crossing Over Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Sponsors: Women and Gender Studies; Department of Philosophy; S-CAR; New Century College, African and African American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology Department

Women and Gender Studies

September 17, 2015, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

“Crossing Over” documents the sacrifices and triumphs of three transgender women who fled persecution in Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. Directed by Isabel Castro and produced by Katrina Sorrentino, the film follows Abigail, who choreographs quinceañaras to put herself through community college; Brenda, an HIV activist and community leader; and Francis, who works as a housekeeper to help support herself and her mother back in Mexico as she prepares for her immigration hearing. From violence and discrimination to living with HIV, the film highlights the challenges faced by people living in the shadows and shows that for transgender immigrants living at the intersection of being transgender and being undocumented, their fight for survival isn’t over when they cross the border. A panel discussion with the filmmakers will follow the event.

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