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Salon at the Benton

Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
Benton Museum

A Nation of Immigrants? Friday, March 2, 2018 5–7 pm


Discussion and contemplation of the role immigration continues to play in contemporary U.S. politics and culture.

PANELISTS  Ellen Litman, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of Creative Writing at UConn. Her interest lies in ethnic American literature, the novel, and creative writing (fiction). She is the author of The Last Chicken in America (W.W. Norton 2007), a finalist for the 2007 LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and Mannequin Girl (W.W. Norton 2014).

Renato Muguerza, is a community organizer for CT Working Families and the CT Immigrant Rights Alliance. He has spent the last 4 years organizing for immigrant rights and other social and economic justice issues, first on college campuses with CT Students for a Dream, and later across the state. Renato's focus has always been to find ways to achieve safety and dignity for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

MODERATOR Jason O. Chang, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at UConn. He is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940 with University of Illinois Press, and co-author of Asian America: A Primary Source Reader with Yale University Press. He has published numerous articles and teaches courses on U.S. immigration history, Asian American history, and Japanese American WWII internment.

*Admission to the Salon is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

RSVP “SALON” is appreciated by February 28 to or call 860-486-5084.


Karen Sommer 6-5084

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