Without Limits–Exploring Citizenship
Citizenship is a complicated issue in the US. And yet defining who is a US citizen—who possesses the rights and duties of citizenship—has been the crux of our history and the focal point for many struggles.
The exploration of this theme kicks off TONIGHT with:
“The Politics of Belonging: Reflections from New Paltz Faculty”
Tuesday, October 17, 5:30–7:00pm
Lecture Center 102
A panel of faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will share aspects of their research that touch on the present and historical challenges of citizenship and inclusion both locally and nationally. The panelists are:
- César Barros, speaking on “The Nation’s Rejected Subjects: Paradoxes of Belonging”
- Nicole Carr, speaking on “Strange Fruit: The Politics of Belonging in the Trump Era”
- Sharina Maillo-Pozo, sharing “A Few Reflections on Women of Color and Academic Citizenship.”
The concept of “Citizenship” is also at the heart of the College’s Diversity & Inclusion Council’s programming this academic year, so the campus and the community will have ample opportunities to discuss this vital and relevant topic.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the Lecture Center Lobby for guests and participants.
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