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Asian American / Asian Research Institute
The City University of New York

20 Elizabeth Street,
Manhattan, New York

December 6, 2018
6:30PM to 9:30PM

Dr. K. York & M. Noelle Chynn
CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

The annual CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest is intended to promote and stimulate thinking by college students at CUNY about the topic of ethics, morality, and virtuous behavior in their lives.

October 19, 2018 / 6PM - 8PM

In recent decades under runaway neoliberalism, “foreignized” and unauthorized immigrants have increasingly made political inroads by way of grassroots community activism and by sidestepping the need for formal political channels and, at times, even dismissing them. By way of nearly four years of ethnographic observation, 49 in-depth interviews, and extensive document analysis, Nadia Y. Kim focuses on one of these growing Asian and Latinx immigrant mobilizations, that for Environmental (Health) Justice (and secondarily, immigration and education reform) in industrial-port Los Angeles.

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