On November 12, 2019, Luis Cortes Romero was part of the legal team that argued before the US Supreme Court regarding President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
Matthew Jeffries, the director of WSU’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC), will talk about how gender identity and discrimination factor into issues of immigration and asylum.
In 1830, President Andrew Jackson and the U.S. Congress passed the Removal Act, a bill that forced Native Americans to leave the United States and settle in the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River, effectively turning them into asylum seekers in their own land.
If you read the news, you might be left thinking that humans are a xenophobic and parochial species. If we actually look at the data, however, we see a very different picture: our species can be both very tolerant and very aggressive toward members of other communities.
Delivering the 10th annual Common Reading Invited Lecture will be Khalida Brohi, activist for women’s rights, social entrepreneur, global speaker, and founder of the Sughar Empowerment Society in Pakistan to help educate and empower women.