Natalie Cisneros (Seattle University )
Lynn Itagaki (University of Missouri)
In September of 2018, the number of migrant children in detention reached a peak of almost 12,800. While this number has decreased, the Trump administration recently issued an administrative rule allowing for the indefinite detention of children with their families.
This round table seeks to understand these events historically, through a discussion of previous instances of mass detention targeting racialized groups. Speakers will consider the experiences of internment of American Indians and Japanese-Americans alongside contemporary children and family detention and will invite the audience to reflect on how race, gender, and indigeneity illuminate the logic of confinement at play.
Organizer: Center for Ethnic Studies
Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability
Center for Ethnics and Human Values