Awakening Our Democracy: The "American" Dream, Immigration and Belonging - SUGGESTED READINGS

October 08, 2015

The Office of University Life presents the first of a new conversation series, AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY, Thurs. Oct. 8, with TED Fellow and social justice comedian Negin Farsad, Columbia Professor of Sociology Van C. Tran, Co-director of the Dream Coalition Cesar Vargas, and moderator Duarte Geraldino, of Al Jazeera America. Our panelists represent a range of perspectives and immigrant experience, and viewpoints on immigration policy and reform. Below you'll find suggested readings, representing their work or items they suggest relevant to the panel's discussion.

From Columbia Sociology Professor Van C. Tran 

  • Resources on the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
  • The Integration of Immigrants into American Society
  • The Newest New Yorkers - 2013 Edition 

From TED Fellow and social justice comedian Negin Farsad

  • NYC Subway Ads Fight Hate With Humor
  • The Muslims Are Coming! A film by Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah
  • Negin Farsad: Press

From Dream Coalition Co-Director Cesar Vargas

  • DREAM Action Coalition
  • America's Voice
  • United We Dream

From Journalist Duarte Geraldino, Al Jazeera America

  • Israeli diplomat: No Syrian refugees in Israel
  • Should cities employ immigrant police? (part 1)
  • Should cities employ immigrant police? (part 2)

From Barbara Arnwine, Lecturer, Columbia Law School

  • Looking at Issues Toward Transfomation and Equality (blog)

In addition, we invite ideas and your questions for our panelists; please email [email protected] and include your contact information; we may ask you to participate!