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Migration and Incarceration

Friday, 05 April, 2019

The Inside Out Alliance and the Prison Education Program will host a discussion on migration and incarceration. Mainstream rhetoric around migration immediately associates migration with criminal activities, either in the act of entering the US or in living here. Further, the policy and infrastructure of immigration increasingly reflects standards of the justice system in the US. This discussion will explore the intersection between migration and incarcerations, in fact and in fiction. The Inside Out Alliance is a group of SLU students who engage the University community on issues related to mass incarceration.

Mass incarceration is a reality of life in the US, for all citizens, born or naturalized. The rhetoric in popular media immediately associates migration with crime, either in criminalizing the act of migrating or focusing on crimes committed by immigrants in the US. We believe that a focus on the criminalization of migration will help participants uncouple migration from criminal activity.

The event will be in the Busch Student Center Room 251A.