Past Events

See below for brief reports of past events.

Overcoming Xenophobia

On April 27 the author joined Bob Worsley, former AZ GOP State Senator and author of “The Horseshoe Virus” to discuss the modern anti-immigrant movement’s origins, evolution, impact on current debates, and ways to address it at an online event sponsored by the Migrant Immigrant and Refugee Rights Alliance. 

Ending Violence Against Mexican American Communities Discussion

On January 21 at 7:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Central, the author joined Sylvia Acosta of the YWCA-El Paso and professor and author Roberto Rodriguez at the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute’s “Ending Violence Against Mexican American Communities” panel to discuss how current white nationalist and police violence against Latinos has deep roots in the American southwest. The session was streamed on Facebook Live. Watch the discussion below.

National Immigrant Integration Conference

The author spoke on a panel of immigrant rights leaders at National Immigrant Integration Conference Main Stage Plenary Session: “Essential Is All of Us: Rebuilding our Economy and Communities in the Age of Covid,” on December 9, 2020, discussing how immigrant restrictions in the safety net are rooted in structural racism. A recording of the event can be found by clicking here.