Date(s) - Thursday, January 18
UCSB Multicultural Center
Held in the MCC Theater.
The talk, “Teaching in/from Freedom. Supporting Undocumented Students and Their Families in the Classroom and Beyond,” will be given by Dr. Lorgia Garcia-Peña, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University.
Lorgia García-Peña is the author of The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction (Duke University Press, 2016). This book reveals how the stories of a nation create marginality through acts of exclusion. It was awarded 2017 National Women Studies Association Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize, the 2016 LASA Latino/a Studies Book Award and the 2016 Isis Duarte Book Prize in Haiti and Dominican Studies. In 2003, García-Peña co-founded Freedom University, a “modern day freedom school” in Atlanta that provides tuition-free education, college application and scholarship assistance and social movement leadership training to undocumented students banned from public higher education by Georgia state laws.