“The asylum system is a rejection of anything that disrupts American universalism. It’s kicking people out who offer an alternative view of the world.”
Even in Shakespeare’s era, theaters literally shielded people from the state. Today’s theaters might talk sanctuary, but rarely practice it.
“What would it mean to create a sanctuary for all?”
Teach the history of colonization and decolonization—for this is the best antidote to the venom of exclusion and racism that threatens France.
The family portrait is part of the immigrant tradition. An establishing shot for family history, they remind us of who we come from, who we love.
How can migrants speak? And what can listening to them reveal about the system of national sovereignty, the persistence of legal exclusion, and the longing for home?
“The longer history of hostility toward foreigners remains latent. It has not gone away.”
“That is the paradox of assimilation … You can be essential—an essential worker—and at the same time excluded from the CARES Act.”
A short walk from Lisbon’s central Baixa district—where tourists flock …