Concurrent Panel Session Two

Abstract Title

Is Neplanta an impossible goal?

Presenter Information

Tania RomeroFollow

Start Date

6-4-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

6-4-2018 11:20 AM

Abstract

Topic: Political action/activism, immigration, and borders

Questions: How is the notion of ‘borders’ transformed by controversial policies that divide immigrant communities? What happens to the notion of the ‘other’ within fragmented immigrant communities? How does this affect our own sense of activism? Is Neplanta even possible within our present-day political atmosphere?

Proposal:

We are living in a time of ‘invisible borders’ that are created by drastic anti-immigrant policies. This paper will explore the effects of recent policies that segregate immigrant communities, such as the Muslim Ban and the proposal to end DACA. This paper will also speculate on how our sense of activism is transformed when threatened by the disunification of immigrants groups. The presentation will also encompass short media clips from several rallies that have been documented in Austin, Texas.

Biography:

Born in Nicaragua, Tania Romero is a media production instructor and award-winning filmmaker. She earned a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a MA in Media Studies from UT Austin. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she believes that media can generate participatory spaces that can voice perspectives, create dialogue, and cultivate a humanistic vision for our future.

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Apr 6th, 10:30 AM Apr 6th, 11:20 AM

Is Neplanta an impossible goal?

Topic: Political action/activism, immigration, and borders

Questions: How is the notion of ‘borders’ transformed by controversial policies that divide immigrant communities? What happens to the notion of the ‘other’ within fragmented immigrant communities? How does this affect our own sense of activism? Is Neplanta even possible within our present-day political atmosphere?

Proposal:

We are living in a time of ‘invisible borders’ that are created by drastic anti-immigrant policies. This paper will explore the effects of recent policies that segregate immigrant communities, such as the Muslim Ban and the proposal to end DACA. This paper will also speculate on how our sense of activism is transformed when threatened by the disunification of immigrants groups. The presentation will also encompass short media clips from several rallies that have been documented in Austin, Texas.

Biography:

Born in Nicaragua, Tania Romero is a media production instructor and award-winning filmmaker. She earned a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a MA in Media Studies from UT Austin. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she believes that media can generate participatory spaces that can voice perspectives, create dialogue, and cultivate a humanistic vision for our future.