This event will also feature “Our Stories: Immigrants of America," an exhibit by photographer Melissa Nolledo.
Free screening of "Documented," featuring Jose Antonio Vargas
This conference will focus attention on issues in legal practice and empirical research that have particular significance for children, women, and families. It brings together practicing attorneys and judges in the field of immigration law with researchers and advocates engaged with immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon and beyond. In addition to sessions on DACA and mixed-status families, criminalization (detention, deportation, fear and silencing), and the status of immigration law and policy as of February 2018, we will hold a special afternoon session for judges. It will be devoted to language politics and translation in Oregon courts. The featured O’Connell speaker in that session will be Mariano-Florentino (“Tino”) Cuéllar, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court.
This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and cosponsored by the Wayne Morse Center as part of its 2017-19 theme, Borders, Migration, and Belonging. The Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture honors CSWS founding director Joan Acker and longtime center director Sandra Morgen, both of whom passed away in 2016.