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Deporting Our Souls Guest Lecture by Bill Ong Hing

Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
HBL - Class of 1947 Room

Thursday, March 31, 2016 *4:30 PM / Class of 1947 Room

“DEPORTING OUR SOULS”

BILL ONG HING, University of San Francisco / School of Law

Sponsored by Asian / Asian American Studies Institute and El Instituto in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor and Dean’s Circle Scholar at the University of San Francisco / School of Law, BILL ONG HING will give a lecture/presentation based on his well-established commitment to the pursuit of social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship.

Hing is the author of numerous academic and practice–oriented publications on immigration policy and race relations, including Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration (Temple University Press, 2010), Deporting Our Souls–Morality, Values, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple University Press, 2004), and Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press, 1993). His book To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (NYU Press, 1997) received the award for Outstanding Academic Book by the librarians' journal Choice.

Formerly at UC Davis, he directed the law school clinical program. Professor Hing was also co–counsel in the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court asylum case, INS v. Cardoza–Fonseca (1987). As founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, he continues to volunteer as general counsel for this organization. And he serves on the National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

*Please note that start time may change. Contact Ms. Fe Delos-Santos, Program Specialist / Asian and Asian American Studies fe.delos-santos@uconn.edu or (860) 486-5083 for the most up to date information.

Contact:

Ms. Fe Delos-Santos

Asian American Studies Institute (primary), el Instituto, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar

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