Identities in Refuge: Erasure, Assimilation, Resistance

May 15, 2024
5:00 PM–8:00 PM

This interdisciplinary symposium – organized by UC San Diego Nature Space & Politics Research Group, Human Rights & Migration Program, and the Communication Department’s Democracy Lab – will explore themes related to human displacement and efforts for remediation and reparation. Filmmakers, scholars, activists, policy analysts, and journalists engaged in the cascading concerns of human and ecological insecurity in the face of climate change will be involved in dialogue with one another at this symposium. The intersecting themes of this event are critical to present and future challenges and opportunities that are increasingly pressing locally, regionally and globally.

Registration is open and required.

Media producers that will be present at this event:

  • Hamoun Dolashahi, Director, “Interpreter,” 2022
  • Nazila Ahmadi, Director, “Closed,” 2023; “Kochkashi” (currently in production)
  • Hasan Fazili, Director, “Midnight Traveler,” 2019
  • Kobe Musse
  • Saadia Ali
  • Discussant: Marco Werman

This event has received generous support from the following:

UC San Diego School of Social Science, UC San Diego Library, Muir College, Seventh College, Eighth College, Eleanor Roosevelt College, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, International Institute, Suraj Israni Center for Cinematic Arts, Cross-Cultural Center, Changemaker Institute, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Critical Gender Studies, Sociology Department, Visual Arts Department, Ethnic Studies Department, Political Science Department, Urban Studies Department, Latin American Studies, Global South Studies, Global Health Program, UC San Diego Green New Deal, UC San Diego Labor Center, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cristela Garcia-Spitz