Reminder: Nov 13 Launch Event – Borders, Rights, & Resistance


The Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies

a roundtable on

Borders, Rights, and Resistance

Friday November 13, 12-2 pm

Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

How is the border a human rights issue?
What does solidarity related to borders and border violence look like? How can we link struggles against border policing across racial, national, regional, and continental boundaries?


Ricardo Dominguez, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, UC San Diego; b.a.n.g. Lab and Electronic Disturbance Theater

Alejandro Espinoza, AB 540 Center, S.P.E.A.K., UCD

Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resources and Organizing Center, San Francisco

Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center, Oakland

Hong Mei Pang, ASPIRE: Pan-Asian undocumented immigrant led group, San Francisco

Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Oakland

Maurice Stierl, Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor Fellow, Comparative Border Studies, UCD.

Cosponsored with Middle East/South Asia Studies

The presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact: smaira.


Omar Abdullah Cultural Studies Grad Group

Fellow, Comparative

Border Studies

University of California, Davis


Nov13 Roundtable Flier (1) (1).pdf