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Discussing Immigration and Justice

Speakers Address Border, Working Class Issues Feb. 28

Feb. 13, 2013

Robin D.G. Kelley, left, and Shelley Wilcox

Robin D.G. Kelley, left, and Shelley Wilcox


Immigration issues will be addressed Feb. 28 during a Cal State Fullerton panel discussion. Experts on border and undocumented working issues will be featured speakers.


Thursday, Feb. 28
2:30-5:30 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton, Pollak Library, Room 130
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Shelley Wilcox, San Francisco State University associate professor of philosophy, will present “Transnational Injustice and the Morality of Territorial Borders” from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. Wilcox's research focuses on social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy and applied ethics, with a special interest in immigration, global justice and urban environmental issues.

Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA's Gary B. Nash professor of American history, will present “Undocumented: The World War on The Working Class” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Kelley is the prize-winning author of a number of books, including “Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times” (Harvard University Press, 2012); “To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans” (Oxford University Press, 2000); and “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Ties of an American Original” (Free Press, 2009).


“We opted to organize this interdisciplinary forum on the topic of immigration and justice because it is an issue that urgently affects the Cal State Fullerton community and the region,” said Brady Heiner, assistant professor of philosophy and forum organizer. “Members of the CSUF community are actively seeking to transcend the simplified and restricted terms of mainstream debates on the politics of immigration. We felt that these efforts would be advanced, in particular , by engaging with first-rate scholars working on this issue from philosophical and historical perspectives. This is why we invited Shelley Wilcox, a moral and political philosopher, to help clarify the ethical issues at stake, and Robin D.G. Kelley, a critical historian, to speak to the histories of working people of color that structure past and present migrations, but which are often marginalized in mainstream debates on immigration.”


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.


Cal State Fullerton's Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, and the Philosophy and Chicana and Chicano Studies departments

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