Friday, March 20, 2009

Eric Tang Lecture, March 31, 2009

Asian American Studies, African American Studies & the Honors College at
the University of Illinois at Chicago


Assistant Professor
Department of African American Studies and Asian American Studies Program
University of Illinois at Chicago

Lecture: Southeast Asian Refugees and the Struggle for a Just Resettlement

Tuesday March 31, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall

Nearly 30 years have passed since the first wave of Cambodian refugees
were resettled to the United States in the wake of Khmer Rouge
atrocities. And though they escaped war, their lives in US cities have
been anything but peaceful and just. How have Cambodian Americans
continued to experience a low-intensity warfare marked by urban poverty,
environmental racism, and immigration detention and deportation? How do
they, thirty years later, define justice?

This lecture is free and open to the public.
A reception will follow this event.

This event is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program, the
Department of African American Studies, and Honors College.

For further information, contact:

Surbhi Malik
Graduate Research Assistant
Asian American Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago


Catherine Griffiths
Graduate Assistant
Department of African American Studies
Office Ph: 996-2950

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