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Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice
October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impacts of increased immigration enforcement in the United States since the attacks of 911. The course will explore current immigration enforcement policies in the context of social justice issues, human rights violations and impacts on communities. Many of these issues will be explored through particular focus on case examples from an effective, local, grassroots effort to urgently respond to the needs of the undocumented immigrant individuals and families who are increasingly targeted for detainment and deportation on the borders and interior of the US. Students in this course will acquire the skills to analyze current and changing aspects of immigration enforcement policy and its controversies. Students will also acquire the skills to develop community and organizational strategies to promote social justice including urgent response teams, community education, political actions and the ethics and cultural humility necessary in organizing with immigrant communities around these issues.