When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Where: U-FLi Center Room 520
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
For our kick-off event this semester, the U-FLi Center invites Jonathan Jayes-Green and Ronnie James from UndocuBlack Network (UBN), a multigenerational Network of Black undocumented immigrants organizing their own communities and building power.
Blackifying Migration: Transforming Realities and Healing Communities aims to “Blackify” our understanding of the undocumented population by highlighting the history, advocacy, resistance, and joy of Black undocumented immigrants. We hope that by amplifying the voices and work at the intersection of the immigrant rights and racial justice movements, we create future possibilities for organizing and solidarity on Brown’s campus and beyond.
Blackifying Migration will take place on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00 pm at U-FLi Center, room 520 (Sciences Library, 201 Thayer street, Providence).
All are welcomed!
“Jonathan Jayes-Green is one of the co-funders and the Director of the UndocuBlack Network. He believes freedom and liberation is possible by organizing and centering the voices and leadership of those directly impacted. Jonathan is a queer undocumented Afro-Panamanian DACA recipient who loves salsa, merengue and heartfelt hugs.”
“Originally from the Helen of the West, Gregory “Ronnie” James immigrated to the United States to reunite with his mother in late 2006. He is one of UndocuBlack Network’s Regional Leaders, charged with co-directing the networks New York City Chapter operations as well as the current National Policy Fellow. Ronnie is a current DACA recipient and Dream.us scholar enrolled in the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at CUNY City College.”
Thank you to our Co-sponsors:
Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC), Black Heritage Series, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.