Book Party: From Here and There – Alexandra Délano Alonso
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street New York, NY 10011
Join us to celebrate the release of Global Studies chair Alexandra Délano Alonso’s new book, From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights Beyond Borders (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Moderated by: Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, NSSR
With remarks by:
Anthony Alarcon (Make the Road NY)
Jonathan Bach (The New School)
Linda Bosniak (Rutgers)
Marlen Fernandez (The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, CUNY)
Alyshia Galvez (Lehman College)
Natasha Iskander (NYU)
Isabel Mendoza (Co-Founder, CCNY DREAM Team)
ABOUT FROM HERE AND THERE:
This book looks at citizenship and immigrant integration from the perspective of countries of origin: specifically the processes through which Mexico and other Latin American countries are establishing programs to give their emigrant populations better access to education, health, banking, labor rights, language acquisition and civic participation in the United States. As an area of migration governance that is rarely discussed, this book offers a critical evaluation of these programs and their impact on emigrants, particularly on those who are undocumented or have precarious legal status, and the collaborations between governments and civil society groups on which the programs are based.
Sponsored by The New School’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Global Studies, Urban Studies, and Environmental Studiesat the Schools of Public Engagement, and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.
All royalties from book sales will be donated to scholarship funds for youth with precarious migratory status.