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2014 Conference

September 25-28, 2014 - Kalamazoo, MI

Art & Borders

Art & Borders with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Michelle Ceballos, and Adriana Garriga-López

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A convergence of activists, scholars, and artists from across issues, disciplines and generations who questioned, interrogated and complicated the political, ideological, cultural, and social borders that make up our world.

Featured Special Guests

  • Angela Y. Davis, Civil Rights Icon
  • Nikky Finney, National Book Award WinnerAngela Y. Davis
  • Willie Kgositsile, South African Poet Laureate
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Performance Artist and MacArthur Fellow
  • Gloria Rolando, Filmmaker
  • Radmilla Cody, NAMMY winner and former Miss Navajo Nation


  • Art & Borders
  • A Language Life
  • Critical Solidarities:The Palestinian QuestionLulú Martínez
  • Cities in Revolt: Detroit, Chicago, Jackson-Mississippi and Beyond
  • Justice Rising: New Youth & Student Movements

Think Tanks

  • Undocumented and Immigrant Youth
  • Policing, Racial Profiling, and Restorative Justice
  • Bearing Witness: Human Rights in Latin America

Other Events

  • Readings and Performances by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Calvert Johnson, Ugochi, Funkadesi, Malcolm London, Aimée Lê, Carlina Duan, Denise Miller
  • Social Justice Film Festival (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Hearing Radmilla, Reembarque)
  • Interactive Mapping Project (Ashley Hunt)
  • Roundtables, Discussions, (Un)Conference activities, Mixers, and much more!


     Kalamazoo YWCA       case western SJIKalamazoo People's Food Co-Op

  douglass   WMU Humanities    Boggs Center

 UIC SJI     HAC      Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

     ERAC/CE   CSRPC                   

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