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March 15, 2005

MAR. 31-APR. 1: Homeland INSecurity and the Post-9/11 Terrain

Homeland INSecurity Symposium
Examines the Post-9/11 Terrain
As the response to the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed into a permanent War on Terror, some American residents have experienced more drastic changes than others. Find out how refugees, guest workers, and minority communities experience the new policies at this scholarly conference sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and CODAC.
The conference takes place Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, in Room 175 at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.
Keynoter Roberto Lovato is a Los Angeles writer for Pacific News Service whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, the Nation, La Opinion and other national media.
Presenters include UO law professors Keith Aoki and Steve Bender.

All talks and panel discussions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Topics include:
        Impacts of the war on terrorism on immigration, national security, and guest labor;
        Constructing borders and communities of color inside and outside the United States;
        Legal systems and the reconstructions of race and ethnicity after 9/11;
        Immigrant, refugee, and of color community responses to law and policy shifts in North America.

Thursday evening’s program, set for 7 to 8:30 p.m.,  includes the keynote address and roundtable discussion, “Re-Burdening the White Man (and the Rest of Us): National Security and Race Viewed from within the Empire.” 

READ THE  STORY in Inside Oregon, the newsletter for UO faculty, staff and graduate teaching fellows

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