2013 Annual Conference – Urban Gateways: Immigration and the Global City
Urban Gateways: Immigration and the Global City
October 10-12, 2013
Hosted by DePaul University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies & Master of Arts and Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Writer Stuart Dybek
Immigration activist Dale Asis
Cities have always been gateways to new dreams. For past and present global migrants, ethnic enclaves beckon with foods, houses of worship, and shops that provide the atmosphere of home, and buffer the transition to hybrid identity.
But how does the immigration experience differ today from that of the past? What factors drive immigration today, and what new forms of urban culture do they create? How do economic, political and social issues impact the urban immigrant experience?
The 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago will explore immigrant life in cities large and small through history, the social sciences, literature and the arts.
Photo: Chicago immigration protest, May 2006. Joseph Voves, Creative Commons