Friday, April 28, 2017, 4-6 p.m.
Nolan Room, Gilman 132
Following the recent “Muslim Ban” and other anti-immigrant initiatives of the new Trump administration, this roundtable discussed how the livelihoods of undocumented and immigrant women of color in Baltimore are affected by the abstract insecurity of deportation as state violence, in addition to domestic violence. This discussion also included an appraisal of Hopkins’ culpability (among other colleges and universities) in the perpetuation of rape culture and other forms of abstract insecurity for women on campus. In tune with Hopkins’s long-standing commitment to a conversation about reducing racial disparities on its campus and beyond, this event brought together Hopkins faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and administrators in conversation with community organizations and activists within Baltimore to contribute their insights to our continuing exploration of race, immigration, and citizenship in the city and the specific role that Hopkins plays. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality.