Race & Immigration: 10 Years After Durban
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 pm,
Boss Room, 8th floor,
Church Center for the UN,
A panel presentation and discussion on the developments at the intersection of race and immigration since the World Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia -- which concluded just days before Sept. 11, 2001.
(Photo shows march for migrant rights at WCAR events in Durban, South Africa.)
On Aug 28 – Sept 8, 2001, over 15,000 people from around the world met in
On Sept 22, 2011, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will commemorate the 10th anniversary of WCAR and its Durban Declaration. To honor the work of the Migrant Caucus in Durban and to highlight the ongoing struggles and intersections of race and immigration, particularly in the US, this side event will explore the significance of WCAR for the immigrant rights movement, as well as the ongoing work since 2001 to challenge racism against our communities and to build multi-racial alliances. anniversary of WCAR and its Durban Declaration.
Carol Barton (United Methodist Women; NNIRR) Moderator
Gerald Lenoir (Black
Monami Maulik (Desis Rising Up and Moving – DRUM)
Corann Okorodudu (NGO Committee on Migration, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues)
Convened by: United Methodist Women (UMW) & National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
Sponsored by: Black