Join us November 2, 2018

Schedule of Events:


Welcome And Breakfast


Panel And Discussion


Lunch And Discussion


We’re glad to be able to share our perspectives!
We have a wonderful day planned for you!


Three NIU Faculty Presenters

Beatrix Hoffman

“The History of Activism for Immigrant Rights to Health Care”

Both undocumented and documented immigrants in the U.S. are denied access to many kinds of health care. This presentation will discuss several examples of activist groups who have demanded an equal right to health care regardless of citizenship or immigration status, including progressive labor unions in the 1890s, farm worker organizations in the 1970s and ’80s, and the immigrant rights movement today.


Mark Schuller

“Activism without Borders? On the politics of solidarity and ‘global citizens’”

The most pressing issues we face today are international if not global in scope: immigration, white supremacy, climate change… as a result activists are called to engage globally, unraveling the systems of oppression and inequality at the root. In this talk I will be working through the politics of solidarity activism.


Laura Johnson

“’I feel like I have my own voice’: Community engagement and advocacy among Latinx youth in Chicago”

In this presentation, Dr. Laura Ruth Johnson will share findings from her research with Latinx youth/pregnant and parenting youth (PPY) attending an alternative high school in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community. In particular, she will discuss how youth’s involvement in a number of school-based initiatives and Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects helped them participate in broader discussions and debates in a variety of
issues relevant to their lives and communities, including gun violence, gentrification, food insecurity, and teen parenthood.

NIU Faculty Moderator: Simón Weffer


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