Telling Migrant Stories Workshop

September 17, 2021, 9:00 AM to September 18, 2021, 1:00 PM
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), #118

Telling Migrant Stories Workshop

Telling Migrant Stories is a multidisciplinary workshop on migrant and refugee stories, sponsored by Mason’s Folklore Program, the Institute for Immigration Research, and the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP). The two-day workshop will convene social science researchers, immigration policy professionals, and immigration activists to foster transdisciplinary conversations about migrant and refugee stories. This event welcomes researchers, policy professionals, activists, and Mason students. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please RSVP by September 6 to reserve your spot. RSVP on Eventbrite here

This event will be in compliance with the Mason COVID Safety Plan, see details here: https://www2.gmu.edu/safe-return-campus.

Friday September 17:

9:00am—Welcome

10:00am—Break

10:15am—The Migrant Story

Kate Parker Horigan (Western Kentucky University)

Marco Jacquement (University of San Francisco)

Adam Strom (Reimagining Migration)

1:30pm—Methods for Studying and Presenting Migrant Stories

Joseph Ewoodzie (Davidson College)

William Westerman (New Jersey City University)

Nushin Arbabzadah (UCLA)

3:30pm—Break

3:45pm—Amy Shuman (The Ohio State University)

 

Saturday, September 18:

9:00am—Welcome

9:30am—Migrant Stories and Policy Imperatives

Sabina Perrino (Binghamton University)

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (George Mason University) and Jaime Scott (George Mason University)

Wendy Feliz (American Immigration Council)

11:45am—Closing Remarks

Sponsored by Folklore Program, Institute for Immigration Research, and the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy.

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