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Lunch will be provided.
presented by the American Studies, Spring 2016 Workshop
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Program in Law and Public Affairs
Leti Volpp, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
This talk will trace a sign and its transatlantic migration. Created by Caltrans in 1900 as a highway safety sign and posted along the I-5 in Southern California, the symbol of immigrants running re-emerged under the banner of "Refugees Welcome" in foodball stadiums in Germany in late August 2015. I will address the relationship between law, space and the visual, and also talk about shifts in immigration and refugee policy in both the United States and Germany, shaped by dramatic events in recent months.