OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Journalist, activist Harsha Walia to speak at OSU

03/06/2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Journalist and social activist Harsha Walia will discuss her new book, “Undoing Border Imperialism,” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Milam Auditorium on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

In her talk, Walia will discuss the global refugee crisis and its implications for North America by reformulating immigrant and refugee rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, and racism.

In a time in which racialized communities and immigrants are under attack more than ever, Walia offers a challenging perspective on strategizing opposition to white supremacy.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is part of a graduate conference, “Transform-able Identity/ies,” which is focused on the notion that society transforms identity/ies as much as identity/ies transform social patterns, institutions and shared values.

Students from different disciplines will discuss the complex link between social transformation and identities during the two-day conference in Milam Hall. The conference is organized by OSU’s School of History, Philosophy and Religion and co-sponsored by the department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, SPARK, the Spring Creek Project, the Center for the Humanities, and the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative.

For more information on the conference, visit: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/transformidconf/

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