Rethinking Immigration - Faculty Conference 2020

This webcast, RETHINKING IMMIGRATION, is brought to you by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Faculty. The event features movement leaders, academics, and policy experts who discuss the roots of the crisis we face, progressive immigration policy goals, and strategies to achieve those goals. Featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Immigration Policy and Nativist Backlash, Past and Present

Penny Lewis, Associate Professor SLU (Moderator)
Mae Ngai, Dept of History, Columbia University
Charles Kamasaki, UnidosUS
Ryan Senser, It’s Not Safe Out Here
Cecilia Muñoz, New America
Justin Gest, George Mason University

Visions of a Progressive Immigration Policy

John Mollenkopf, CUNY Graduate Center (Moderator)
Peter Markowtiz, Cardozo Law School
Marielena Hincapie, National Immigration Law Center
Muzaffar Chishti, Migration Policy Institute
Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream
Amaha Kassa, African Communities Together

Politics, Power and Strategy: The Path Forward

Angela Kelley, Open Society Foundations (Moderator)
Deepak Bhargava, Dept. of Urban Studies, SLU
D. Taylor, President UNITE HERE
Lorella Praeli, Community Change Action
Javier H. Valdes, Make the Road NY
Ruth Milkman, CUNY Graduate Center & SLU

Town Hall with Immigrant Rights Movement Leaders

Dorian Warren, Community Change (Moderator)
Steve Choi, New York Immigration Coalition
Pramila Jayapal, U.S. House of Representatives
Saket Soni, Resilience Force
Rocio Saenz, Vice President of SEIU
Stuart Appelbaum, President RWDSU
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. House of Representatives