The Language of Immigration: From Rhetoric to Dialogue
|Event Start Date||Thursday, October 18, 2012|
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
|Event Start Time||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|
The Trans-Border Institute (TBI) hosted a public discussion on the rhetoric associated with immigration policy. Focusing on the language of immigration, terms like "dreamer, "alien” and "illegal" used by opposing camps to refer to a phenomenon that has divided this country since its birth were examined. The language of immigration has changed over the last decade, as important shifts in policy have taken place. To the degree that it has become more uncompromising, it gives rise to the need to consider the implications of these changes for immigrants and society at large. Given the large undocumented population, the time is opportune to have a broad discussion that focuses on the language used in policy-making, the media, and by the general public. To view the full video of the event, please click here.
Jose Antonio Vargas, Filipino American journalist, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Reporting;
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