Kicked Out: U.S. Detention & Deportation Policy March 28 Stamp Student Union

On March 28, 2019, the Center for Global Migration Studies will host Kicked Out, an interdisciplinary conference examining the history and contemporary impact of United States detention and deportation policies. Brining together leading scholars, public officials, students, activists, and community members, the conference is a venue to discuss the use of detention and deportation, the impact on communities, and strategies for responding. 

The conference will feature a panel discussion on the national/transnational context of Detention. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver a keynote address discussing migrant communities and the carceral state. 

The conference is free and open to the public. Campus parking and transportation information can be found at the Transportation Services website.

This event is co-sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and University of Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities, Department of History, U.S. Latina/o Studies Program, MLaw Program, Latin American Studies Center, Department of American Studies, Department of Women's Studies, and Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.



Thursday, March 28

1:00 pm
Introductory Remarks
Julie Greene, Co-Director, Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland

1:15 pm
Panel Discussion: National/Transnational Context of Detention
Moderator: Christina Getrich (University of Maryland, College Park) 

Madeline Hsu (University of Texas, Austin), "Banned Bodies in Forbidden Places: Challenges of Enforcing U.S. Immigration Policy." 

Robert Koulish (University of Maryland, College Park), "Detaining Immigrants by Manipulating Risk."

Abel Núñez (Executive Director, Central American Resource Center), Conditions in Central America and Connections to the U.S.

2:45 pm
Light Reception

3:30 pm
Keynote: "Migrants and the Carceral State."
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles


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