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

Thursday, October 8, 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 

From TED Fellow and social justice comedian Negin Farsad

From Dream Coalition Co-Director Cesar Vargas

From Journalist Duarte Geraldino, Al Jazeera America

From Barbara Arnwine, Lecturer, Columbia Law School

In addition, we invite ideas and your questions for our panelists; please email universitylife@columbia.edu and include your contact information; we may ask you to participate!