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Winter Quarter 2022 Events

The Winter Quarter 2022 events series has been announced! To see the list of events, visit the "Events" tab on our webpage or download the poster of the events here.

UC Davis Students help Afghan Refugees Navigate Life in Sacramento

We would like to highlight the involvement of GMC Affiliate Patrick Marius Koga in Refugee Interprofessional Community Engagement (RICE), a program in collaboration with University of the Pacific and nonprofit Opening Doors that's assisting Afghan refugees in Sacramento to adjust to their new lives. Among the volunteers are medical students from the UC Davis School of Medicine and undergraduate language interpreters from UC Davis.

Daniel Costa on New York Times' The Argument

GMC Affiliate Daniel Costa was featured on The Argument, where he discusses the impact of migrant worker programs as part of a larger debate on immigration reform with economist Michael Clemens of the Center for Global Development.

Listen to the podcast here.

Robert McKee Irwin and Ernesto Zarco Ortiz launch the Migrar Informado Project

Robert McKee Irwin and Ernesto Zarco Ortiz of the Humanizing Deportation project, in collaboration with colleagues from Red Franciscano para Migrantes and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, are pleased to launch the Migrar Informado project, with the publication of three informational videos to help migrants transiting through Mexico better understand the logistics of migration as well as their legal options in both the US and Mexico.

Franciscans International presenting "African, Extracontinental, and Afro-Descent Migration in Latin America"

Franciscans International, an organization which collaborates with the UC Davis Global Migration Center, is hosting an event focused on African, extracontinental, and Afro-descent migration in Latin America. Specifically, they will cross-examine the discriminatory practices of different countries in migration control towards these groups. We encourage anyone who was interested in the previous events hosted by the GMC to consider attending this event on July 7th at 8:00 am PT. For more information about the event, find the attached poster below.

 

UCPromISE Applications now Open

The UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) is pleased to announce the second call for proposals for UC faculty small research grants.

Immigration Facts

A crucial impediment to constructive debate and discussion about immigration is the severe lack of knowledge about and acknowledgement of the facts, numbers and trends related to immigration. Many either do not know the facts about immigration, or choose to ignore the relevant numbers and trends. Our new series, Immigration Facts, aims to shine a light on one simple quantitative statistic in each installment, presenting it cleanly with quality data sources to back it up.

Dean Kevin R. Johnson helps Shepherd Supreme Court DACA Brief on Behalf of 124 Scholars

Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Penn State Law School Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael Olivas led an effort resulting in the filing of a Supreme Court amici curiae brief on behalf of 124 immigration law scholars in defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP assisted with the brief.

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana's Interactive Mural Along US-Mexico Border Featured on USA Today and Fox 40

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. The project blends Mexico’s rich history of muralists with what can loosely be called interactive or performance art on the U.S.-Mexico border.

UC Davis School of Law Receives $1.15M to Help Migrant Children in Detention

Two nonprofit organizations have given University of California, Davis, School of Law a total of $1.15 million to help fund additional staff attorneys and further serve immigrants through its Immigration Law Clinic. “UC Davis School of Law greatly appreciates the support and confidence of Together Rising and the James Irvine Foundation,” said Professor Kevin R. Johnson. “Our amazing Immigration Law Clinic will have much-needed resources to provide legal assistance to immigrants in dire circumstances.”

Online Certificate on Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons

The UC Berkeley Health Initiative of the Americas is collaborating with the Citizen Initiative for the Promotion of Dialogue Culture and other entities in Mexico in the implementation of an Online Certificate on Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons. Online sessions begin on August 14 for the Spanish version and August 22 for the English version and both end on December 5, 2019.