UCLA Residential Life: A Talk About Asylum with Mae Ngai

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Sunset Village - Northwest Campus Auditorium

“Mother of Exiles”— Refugees in American Myth and History

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

Contact

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER
(310) 825-2974
events@aasc.ucla.edu

Website

https://laulecturerefugees.eventbrite.com

Additional Information

This talk will examine the enduring idea of America as a land of hope and refuge for the persecuted and oppressed. It will ask attendees to think about how the idea of asylum has historically justified and obscured nation-building and racial agendas. It will compare the politics surrounding cold war refugees from Europe, China, Cuba and Vietnam, and consider the contemporary recasting of Central American asylum seekers as undocumented migrants. The event fulfills the mission of the UCLA to think, educate and talk about history and contmeporary issues.

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