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Monday, April 5 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT

Decolonizing Indigenous Migration: Violence, Settler Capitalism, Gender and Law

Zoom Webinar | Register here (free)

Shannon Speed (Chickasaw), Professor of Gender Studies & Anthropology, and Director of the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA 

Kristen Carpenter, Council Tree Professor of Law, and Director of the American Indian Law Program at University of Colorado Law School 

Angela Riley (Potawatomi), Professor of Law, and Director of Native Nations Law and Policy Center, UCLA School of Law. 

How is the violence to which indigenous women migrants are subjected related to “neoliberal multicriminalism” and settler structures of indigenous dispossession and elimination? And how might migration law consider the colonial origins and impacts that undergird state policies on territorial sovereignty and border regulation?

Sponsored by Center for Race and Gender’s Native/Immigrant/Refugee – Crossings Research Initiative

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues at UC Berkeley; American Indian Studies Center, and Native Nations Law and Policy Center at UCLA; and the University of Colorado American Indian Law Program.

Tuesday, April 13 | 5:30 - 6:30pm PT

The Future of California: People, Place, and Power

Zoom Webinar | Register here (free)

California State Senator Steven Bradford, Senate District 35

California State Senator Anna Caballero, Senate District 12

Assemblymember David Chiu, Assembly District 17

Assemblymember James C. Ramos, Assembly District 40

California State Senator Nancy Skinner, Senate District 9

Moderator: Marisa Lagos, correspondent for KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk and co-host of “Political Breakdown”

Welcome: Michael Drake, M.D, President of the University of California

As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions of the future of California and the policies to achieve that future. California's large and diverse population needs education, health, housing, and secure jobs in a changing economy. California is a leader in protecting this beautiful planet that we call home, but we still have work to do in protecting the environment and planning our housing and transportation to meet the local, state, national, and global needs. While California exerts power in the national and global arenas, power is unevenly distributed, and we have to work for a more equitable future. 

Sponsored by: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Co-sponsored by: ISSI's Asian American Research Center, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action, California Nurses Association, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Governmental Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Latinx Research Center, Othering & Belonging Institute

Wednesday, April 28 | 4 - 5:30pm PT

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas l. Yamashita Prize & KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony

Zoom Event | Register here (free)

Please join us as we honor Phenocia Bauerle and Boun Khamnouane, recipients of the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize, and Aurora Lopez and Tabitha Bell, recipients of the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize. 

“Am I an American or Not? The Perils to Democracy When Racism Shouts Louder Than Facts, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution”

Keynote by Donald K. Tamaki, Senior Counsel at Minami Tamaki LLP.

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issue
The Myers Center is part of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 
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University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
TEL: 510.642.0813
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