[Logo] Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation

Building Walls, Building Bridges: The U.S. as an Immigrant Nation

The 2016 Fall Faculty Series examines our shared heritage as a quilt or mosaic of peoples who originated from other places.

Through multiple presentations, performances and stories we will explore what immigration has meant to our history, as well as what immigration means to us now.

2016 Fall Faculty Series Events (calendar view)

Sept. 7 – Nov. U.S. Immigration: 1492-present:
On display throughout campus beginning Sept. 7th in Busse Library (more…)
Sept. 7 We Are All Immigrants: An Overview of Our Nation's Journey
7 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Sept. 13 The First Americans: U.S. Policy in "Indian Country"
7 p.m. | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall) (more…)
Sept. 15 Fear of an Immigrant Nation: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination Against Immigrants in the U.S.
7 p.m. | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall) (more…)
Sept. 20 Mercy Week: Poems, Promises, Music & Immigrant Stories
7 p.m. | Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center (more…)
Sept. 29 The Intrinsic Logic & Architecture of Border Walls and Barriers: A Comparative Analysis
7 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Oct. – Nov. Empires & Walls: Globalization, Migration and Colonial Domination: Book Discussion
Oct. 3 Aquí Estamos, Here We Are (more…)
Oct. 4 – Oct. 28 Immigration: Art Exhibit
Oct. 6 Visiting Writer Series: Cristina Henriquez
3:30 p.m. Talk | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall // 7 p.m. Talk | Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center (more…)
Oct. 11 When Deportation Means Death: The Church & Sanctuary
7 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Oct. 15 Our Immigrant Stories: Coming to Cedar Rapids & Mount Mercy
10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Oct. 25 Faculty Forum — The Immigration Election: How Has Immigration Become a Hot Topic & How Has it Been Discussed
7 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Oct. 29 Special Touring Theatrical Performance — VANG: Migrant Play
7 p.m. | McAuley Theater (more…)
Nov. 1 We Are Your Neighbors: The Rhetoric of the Mother Mosque
7 p.m. | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile Hall) (more…)
Nov. 10 The Catholic Church & the Ethics of Immigration
7 p.m. | Betty Cherry Heritage Hall (more…)
Nov. 15 The Dollars & Sense of It: What Immigration Does to our Economy
7 p.m. | Flaherty Community Room (more…)
Nov. 16 Barbara A. Knapp Business Speaker Series: Rue Patel
7 p.m. | Sisters of Mercy University Center Commons (more…)
Nov. 17 Our Immigration Nation: What Have We Learned?
7 p.m. | Chapel of Mercy, Busse Center (more…)

Professor Ayman Amer Discusses the Series with Mediacom Newsleaders: