Lives on the Line - CANCELED

August 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410 Add to Calendar

This panel reflects on the use of stories to mobilize action in immigration advocacy, the movement to end child sexual assault, and the lifelong punishment of the formerly incarcerated. The event will connect the demand for public narratives about injustice to bureaucratic demands for personal information that "decide" who gets what and why.


Aly Wane, undocumented human rights organizer, originally from Senegal.

Amita Swadhin, activist storyteller and founder of MIRROR MEMOIRS, an oral history project centering the narratives, healing, and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color in the movement to end child sexual abuse.

Michelle Jones, activist for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and men. Playwright, doctoral student, and board chair of CONSTRUCTING OUR FUTURE, a reentry and housing program for women in Indiana.

Ebony Coletu (moderator), assistant professor of English and African American studies at Penn State University

COSPONSORED by the Pōpolo Project, UH Immigrant and Refugee Action Coalition, (UH-IRAC), and UHM Depts of American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, and Political Science.

Event Sponsor
Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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