Institute for Advanced Study Presents

Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism

IAS Thursdays
Nov 2016
About the Event

Presentation and discussion on the global refugee crisis and its implications for North America by reformulating immigrant and refugee rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire.

Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, writer, and popular educator rooted in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, Palestinian liberation, antiracist, feminist, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist movements and communities for over a decade. Walia’s writings have appeared in over fifty journals, anthologies, and magazines, including Briarpatch, Canadian Dimension, Feministing, FUSE Magazine, Left Turn, People of Color Organize, Rabble, Z Magazine, The Winter We Danced, and others. She has contributed essays to academic journals including Race and Class, as well as chapters in the anthologies Power of Youth: Youth and community-led activism in CanadaBeautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution; and Organize! Building from the Local for Global Justice. She is the author of the book Undoing Border Imperialism, which indigenous rights activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has called “the first extended work on immigration that refuses to make First Nations sovereignty invisible.” She is cofounder of the Vancouver chapter of No one is illegal.