Migration, Environment, and the Search for Sanctuary

Event Date: 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:45am to 4:30pm

Event Date Details: 

9:45 - 11:15 AM "Environmental Justice as Immigrant Justice: A Convseration with Padres Pineros."

1:00 - 2:30 PM "Curating for the Public." Sarah Crawford (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) and Kristen Hayashi (Japanese American National Museum)

3:00 - 4:30 PM Keynote: "Critical Environmental Justice: Policing, Prisons, and Palestine." David Naguib Pellow (UC Santa Barbara) with Michaela Anastasia Austin and Harrison Ashby. 

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Multicultural Center Theater

Event Contact: 

Lisa Sun-Hee Park Ph.D - lsp@ucsb.edu 


Stevie Ruiz Ph.D - stevie.ruiz@csun.edu

This symposium will kick off a new international public history project on Migration and Environmental Justice led by students and faculty in the Departments of Asian American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In bringing together two of the most pressing concerns of our time, we will explore how migrants and the larger social condition of migration are deeply intertwined with environmental concerns. Our goal is to re-assess assumptions about migrants and their relationship with nature and the environment.

Migration, Environment, and the Search for Sanctuary