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The Visa Promise forum reacts to president Trump’s executive order on immigration that bars nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States regardless of their visa status.

Organized as a panel discussion, The Visa Promise brings together the Milwaukee community, field experts, and UWM researchers for a conversation on the new immigration order and its impact on human lives. It will cover the promises made to the people who are living here and to those who might live here in the future, as well as addressing the general perceptions of the United States abroad.

Some questions to be addressed include: Is a visa a legal document? What is the legal and social understanding of a U.S. visa? What are the rights of visa holders? How has the executive order affected visa applications? How does this executive order affect international students studying in American universities? What is its overall impact on higher education?

Panelists: Rachel Buff (UWM History) | Anna Mansson McGinty (UWM Geography and Women’s and Gender Studies) | Dav Odrcic (Odrcic Law Group, LLC) | Kristin Sziarto (UWM Geography)

Moderator: Arijit Sen (UWM Architecture and Urban Planning)

Friday, March 31, 2017
3:30 pm, Curtin 175
Live video stream



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Please join us April 27 through 29 for our annual conference, The Big No, which continues our annual theme of Naysaying. The conference is free and open to the public.

What does no say? Who and what says no?

No’s eruptive force transforms the argumentative landscape. From two-year old children to mature nation-states, the interruptive immediacy of naysaying can occur at surprising and inconvenient moments. From Thoreau to Gandhi to Marcuse, the will to nothing has provided a source of individual and collective creation.

No can be a language of protest and overcoming. Its power operates across lines of disciplines and ideology, across modes of writing and the refusal to write. Negation can resist or avoid authority, or can identify and highlight forces which insist on forms of complicity and agreement.

The conference will have over three dozen speakers spread across a dozen breakout sessions, and will feature plenary talks by Joshua Clover, Katerina Kolozova, François Laruelle, Ariana Reines, and Frank B. Wilderson III.

April 27–29, 2017
Curtin 175 and environs



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The Center for 21st Century Studies is excited to announce the publication of our latest volume of essays with the University of Minnesota Press, Anthropocene Feminism.

What does feminism have to say to the Anthropocene? How does the concept of the Anthropocene impact feminism? This book is a daring and provocative response to the masculinist and techno-normative approach to the Anthropocene so often taken by technoscientists, artists, humanists, and social scientists. By coining and, for the first time, fully exploring the concept of “anthropocene feminism,” it highlights the alternatives feminism and queer theory can offer for thinking about the Anthropocene.

Edited by former C21 director Richard Grusin, the volume originates from our 2014 conference of the same name.

In addition to an introduction by Grusin, the volume includes essays by Stacy Alaimo, Rosi Braidotti, Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr, Claire Colebrook, Dehlia Hannah and Natalie Jeremijenko, Myra J. Hird and Alexander Zahara, Lynne Huffer, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and Jill S. Schneiderman.

Anthropocene Feminism is available from the website of the University of Minnesota Press, or from your favorite online or bricks-and-mortar bookstore. Get yours today!

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