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Saturday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Migration Justice in Canada-US Border Communities

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How can the border communities of Detroit, U.S. and Windsor, Canada see and live as borderless cities? How can we create spaces of justice for immigrants facing removal of their legal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) seeking refugee status in Canada? We will explore these questions by drawing from the shared experiences of immigrants and activists of the Detroit-Windsor border area. Participants will walk away with an advocacy strategy on how communities can activate a border-less city.

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Grace Wu

Independent Researcher & Campaigns Consultant, Independent community organizer, researcher, formerly of Canadian Council of Refugees and Amnesty International
Grace Wu has worked in refugee advocacy in North Africa and Canada. She is a community-based organizer and design-researcher. She is currently organizing with the Caribbean Solidarity Network to develop teach-ins on migration history and refugee deterrence policies in Canada.

Julie Young

Canada Research Chair in Critical Border Studies and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Lethbridge, A, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Julie Young is a Canada Research Chair in Critical Border Studies and Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Much of her research to date has focused on how refugees, migrants, and advocates in communities around the Canada-US and Mexico-Guatemala... Read More →

Saturday June 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
STATE HALL: Room 117