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Centering Black (Im)migrant Communities in Immigrant Justice

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TSU Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs

3100 Cleburne St

Houston, TX 77004

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This event will highlight the experiences of Black migrant communities in Houston, from examining the factors behind forced Black migration and displacement globally to realities in the US and Houston. Through a short documentary, dialogue and story-telling, we will explore topics including detention conditions, what’s happening at the Mexico-US border, the eroding of pathways to asylum, barriers to accessing services and resources, as well as the invisibility of Black migrant communities in the larger movement for im/migrant justice. We will also draw connections between the experiences of African-Americans and Black migrants, highlighting our shared realities, histories and ways we continue to build solidarity and political power.

This event is inspired by the increasing number of African, Caribbean and Afro Latinx migrants in detentions/immigrant prisons and ongoing criminalization of our communities by the Trump administration.

Before the panel discussion, we will screen the short documentary “coming home” which features Black LGBTQIA+ im/migrants sharing their stories of survival and resistance.

Panelists:

Nneka Achapu – Founder, AfriPAC
Raul Orlando Edwards – Founder, Afro-Latin Festival
Ola Osaze – Project Director, Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project
Joy Green – Legal Director, Justice For Our Neighbors

Moderator:

Jaison Oliver – Educator, technologist, entrepreneur, and consultant

Time: 6-9PM CST

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Texas Southern University Public Affairs Building
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland Center
School of Public Affairs
3100 Cleburne St., Houston TX 77004
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