Thursday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m.

Lali Khalid Artist Book Launch: “Home. In my heart, beating far away”

(Sponsored by the Handwerker Gallery)

Mehreen (Lali) Khalid came to the United States from Pakistan in 2007 as a Fulbright Scholar and attended Pratt Institute, NY where she received an MFA in Photography in 2009. After returning to Pakistan for two years, she immigrated to the United States in 2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Roy H. School of Communications, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

Issues relating to diaspora, identity, family and home dominate Khalid’s photographic inquiry. Her images focus on cultural and private conflicts, broaching these topics obliquely through the emotive effects of natural light, and subdued narrative allusion. By photographing primarily in color, and using the startling qualities of “found light,” Khalid’s photographs exist between a mood of quiet longing.

Introduced by Raza Rumi, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media.

You can read more here.


Tuesday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Prakash Kashwan

(Co-sponsored with FLEFF)

Noted Environmental and Climate Justice Scholar Dr. Prakash Kashwan and Dr. Jake Brenner (Environmental Studies and Sciences) will be in conversation discussing climate justice via Zoom. The session will be in meeting rather than webinar format to facilitate interaction with participants.

 A prolific scholar-activist in the fields of climate and environmental justice, Dr. Kashwan is Associate Professor of Political Science and Codirector of the Research Program on Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

He is author of the acclaimed book Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2017) and a coeditor of the journal Environmental Politics.

Zoom link and more information to follow. The event is free and open to the public.


Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 PM (Textor 101)

Todd Miller: “Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders”

Award winning journalist and author Todd Miller will speak about his new book where he asks the question: “Is it possible to create a borderless world?” In a series of anecdotes, he relates his encounters with U.S. Border Patrol agents, deportees, migrants, human-rights activists, and scholars, taking readers on a journey from the deserts of the Southwest to the mountains of Guatemala, and to border zones across the globe. 

Todd Miller is an independent journalist and writer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among others. Miller is also the author of “Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World” (2019), “Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security” (2017), and “Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security” (2014).  He was the recipient of the 2018 Izzy Award for his outstanding contribution to independent media.

In person seating is limited. Stay tuned for Zoom Registration.