Nations of Migrants: Panel and Conversation: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Nations of Migrants: Panel and Conversation

Nations of Migrants
6 PM-7:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu February 28, 2019
6 PM-7:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


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 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.

Image: West African migrants returning from Libya sit in Agadez, Niger, 2015. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP/ Getty Images

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