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Migration and Mobility: The Ongoing Significance of the 1924 Johnson-Reed Act

Thursday, March 14, 2024
noon–1:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
Migration and Mobility: The Ongoing Significance of the 1924 Johnson-Reed Act

In this, the 100-year anniversary of the Johnson-Reed Act, we gather to ask how we continue to understand the act and its implications on movement and containment for differently located populations, both inside and outside of migration.

Panelists:

Karma R. Chávez
University of Texas

Logan Rae Gomez
University of Utah

V. Jo Hsu
University of Texas

Jennifer Lin LeMesurier
Colgate University

Tiara R. Na’puti
University of California Irvine

Catherine Knight Steele
University of Maryland

This event is part of the College of the Liberal Arts' theme, Moments of Change: Immigration, Identity, and Citizenship. Through spring 2025, the college will examine mass migration and highlight the ongoing work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni in that regard. The new theme marks the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Johnson-Reed Act, a restrictive immigration law. The goal of the theme is to explore the parallels and differences between “then” (100 years ago) and "now"—both in the United States and around the world—exploring how the immigration experience and our responses to immigration have changed over the last century.

CLA Immigration, Identity, Citizenship calendar graphic
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library

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