June 3, 10, 17, 24

Women and Migration Banner A four-part series to explore the importance of migratory experiences of women: the lived reality of home and loss, family and belonging, isolation, borders and identity-issues salient both in migration(s) and in the epochal times in which we find ourselves today

NYU Washington, DC welcomed NYU Tisch's Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collective for this special DC Dialogues program on Women and Migration(s) webinar. This event was also sponsored by NYU's Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, & Strategic Innovation. Women have been part of global and historical movements of people, to escape war, to avoid persecution, for work, for security. Women have been uprooted, stolen, trafficked, enslaved; they have been displaced from land despoiled of resources and habitats lost to extreme weather patterns and climate change. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, displaced women can neither stay put nor return to the places from which they have fled; women are unequally in low-paid, high-risk, insecure “essential” employment, on the front lines of crisis; women are subjected to increasing violence, in domestic situations or the temporary and communal living arrangements in which women and girls in migratory situations are sheltered. 

In a four part series, we explored the importance of photography, art, film, history, law, policy and writing in identifying and remembering these migratory experiences. The public policy lens through which the current crisis is analyzed is one vantage point, an essential one to be sure. The contribution of artists and writers help us to explore the lived experiences of home and loss, family and belonging, isolation, borders and identity - issues salient both in experiences of migration and in the epochal times in which we find ourselves today. 

We began on June 3 with a general discussion of the issues of women and migrations, through a multiplicity of disciplinary perspectives. On June 10, we looked at the context of crises - COVID and otherwise.  On June 17, we examined the experience of women and migrations through memoir and on June 24, through art. The wide interdisciplinary lens broadened the conversation and deepened understanding, opening the space of reflection and commitment.

This event was free and open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. This webinar may have been recorded.

NYU DC Logo

NYU logos

Cheryl Finley, Ph. D

Cheryl Finley, Ph. D

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano, JD, LL.M

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

June 3 - Responses in Art and History

Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste

Cheryl Finley

Cheryl Finley

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Deborah Willis

Tsedaye Makonnen

Tsedaye Makonnen

June 10 - Crisis

Jennifer Clement

Jennifer Clement

Jennifer L. Morgan

Jennifer L. Morgan

Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman

Tanya Selvaratnam

Tanya Selvaratnam

Patricia Cronin

Patricia Cronin

Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith

Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith

June 17 - Memoir

Bryn Evans

Bryn Evans

Gayatri Gopinath

Gayatri Gopinath

Destinee Filmore

Destinee Filmore

Yelaine Rodriguez (P.C. Elia Alba)

Yelaine Rodriguez

Cheryl Finley, Ph. D

Cheryl Finley

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano

Tiffany Gill

Tiffany Gill

June 24 - Art

Mashael Nazar Alsaie

Mashael Alsaie

Muna Malik

Muna Malik

Sama Alshaibi (P.C. Neil Chowdhury)

Sama Alshaibi

Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Louise Stefanii

Louise Stefanii

Leslie King Hammond

Leslie King Hammond

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Deborah Willis


Event Videos & Photos 

June 3: Responses in Art History

YOUTUBE MEDIA
7bu3wTO-ZkI

June 10:
Crisis

YOUTUBE MEDIA
rUoAeGc_vlE

June 17:
Memoir

YOUTUBE MEDIA
XAGBlmM9saQ

June 24: 
Art

YOUTUBE MEDIA
tdF1lVSVu40

Speaker Biographies

Online Resources