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“Opal Tometi, Black Lives Matter and Immigration: How are They Connected?”

Opal Tometihosts one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter on March 21st, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Galvin Auditorium  at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus (6339 N. Sheridan Rd) and will address the intersectionality of immigration and race.  Tometi is a globally recognized human rights advocate, strategist and writer of Nigerian-American descent.  She is widely known for her role as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and for her years of service as the Executive Director of the United States’ first national immigrant rights organization for people of African descent.  The Immigration Advocacy History Project is proud to co-sponsor this program along with Loyola’s Department of Programming, African Student Alliance, the History Department, the Sociology Department, and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies.  Tickets are open to Loyola students and will be at the Damen Student Center desk starting Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 for students to pick up.  Students must have a Loyola ID to enter Galvin auditorium for the event.

“Stand Strong on the Side of Righteousness: Immigration Advocacy, Past and Present” Exhibit

“Stand Strong on the Side of Righteousness: Immigration Advocacy, Past and Present,” an exhibit that draws from interviews with immigration advocates, is now open until the end of April on the second floor of Damen Center (6511 N. Sheridan Rd) at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus. An online version of the exhibit will be available in April. IAHP Exhibit