Northwestern University

Thu 6:00 PM

Nations of Migrants: Panel and Conversation

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: Lindsay Bosch   847.467.4602

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


As explored in the Block Museum exhibitions Caravans of Gold and The Leopard (Western Union Small Boats), nations around the world have long been shaped by migration. This program will examine urgent issues of migration in our current moment and their connections to our place in the US, Chicago, and Evanston. Drawing on the perspectives and first-hand experiences of economic migrants, international policy experts, and humanitarian organizations, we will consider issues such as the ethics of witnessing, self-reliance and resilience, and responsibility in a time of refugee crisis. Through this discussion, we interrogate the legal, social, political, and human implications of our histories as nations of migrants.

This program is co-presented by The Block Museum, the Program of African Studies, and Refugee Knowledge Hub, a community-based partnership providing leadership, knowledge, and support for refugees and asylees in our community.

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