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NCORE Webinar Series: Race, Immigration, and Fake News

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947 Conference Room [HBL, Plaza level]

Presenter: Kristina Marshall, Ph.D. | Baker College

The topic of immigration in the United States today is both provocative and controversial. It is often framed in an “us vs. them” way of thinking, which exacerbates tensions and distorts the realities of past history and current trends of the movement of people into the United States. A closer examination can enable us to see the ways in which race, ethnicity and color drive policy and practice without being identified or discussed. Inherent institutional and governmental racism can therefore continue to operate undercover without being exposed and eliminated. The proliferation of “alternative facts” racializes immigrants and creates a false narrative of their economic, social, educational, religious, technological and cultural contributions. This workshop will explore these issues and their implications for higher education policy and practice.

Contact:

diversity@uconn.edu

Office for Diversity and Inclusion (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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