June 3, 10, 17, 24; August 4, 5; October 7, 28

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 welcomes 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. These events were 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 this eight-part series, we will explore 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 will 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. 

These events are free and open to everyone. Registration iss required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. These webinars will be recorded.

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Cheryl Finley, Ph. D

Cheryl Finley, Ph. D

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano, JD, LL.M

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Deborah Willis, Ph.D

October 28 - Redefining Resistance: "Joy" as Resistance Part II

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Virtual Webinar (via Zoom)

Peju Alatise

Peju Alatise

Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Qiana Mestrich

Qiana Mestrich

Roshini Kempadoo

Roshini Kempadoo

Muna Malik

Muna Malik

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.

Responses in Art and History

Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Tsedaye Makonnen

Tsedaye Makonnen

Crisis

Jennifer Clement

Jennifer Clement

Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith

Arielsela Holdbrook-Smith

Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman

Jennifer L. Morgan

Jennifer L. Morgan

Patricia Cronin

Patricia Cronin

Tanya Selvaratnam

Tanya Selvaratnam

Memoir

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Bryn Evans

Bryn Evans

Gayatri Gopinath

Gayatri Gopinath

Destinee Filmore

Destinee Filmore

Yelaine Rodriguez (P.C. Elia Alba)

Yelaine Rodriguez

Tiffany Gill

Tiffany Gill

Ellyn Toscano

Ellyn Toscano

Art

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Mashael Nazar Alsaie

Mashael Alsaie

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Adama Delphine Fawundu

Louise Stefanii

Louise Stefanii

Sama Alshaibi (P.C. Neil Chowdhury)

Sama Alshaibi

Muna Malik

Muna Malik

Leslie King Hammond

Leslie King Hammond

Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga

Global Interventions

Alessandra Capodacqua

Alessandra Capodacqua

Paulette Young

Paulette Young

Hande Gurses

Hande Gurses

Debora Spini

Debora Spini

Heike Raphael-Hernandez

Heike Raphael-Hernandez

Diverse Stories

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Dulcina Abreu

Dulcina Abreu

Gunja SenGupta

Gunja SenGupta

Hannah Ryan

Hannah Ryan

Sarah K. Khan

Sarah K. Khan

Nohora Arrieta

Nohora Arrieta

Leigh Raiford

Leigh Raiford

Redefining Resistance: "Joy" as Resistance Part I

Jennifer Bajorek

Jennifer Bajorek

Bridget Cooks

Bridget Cooks

Michèle Pearson Clarke

Michèle Pearson Clarke

Ana Teresa Fernandez

Ana Teresa Fernandez