In the wake of high-profile killings of unarmed Black people at the hands of both police and civilians, recent months have seen unprecedented numbers of protesters taking to the streets all over the world and demanding racial justice. These events have intensified debates about ongoing systemic racism in the United States, with many people left wondering just how far we’ve really come since the days of Jim Crow. The need for dialogue has never been more acute, particularly as we approach a presidential election in which racial animus is sure to once again play an appalling role. In this timely lecture, award-winning author Isabel Wilkerson will address the persistence of racial injustice as a national challenge and what history can teach us as we work to resolve it.
In addition to the expropriation of lands that belonged to native communities, one of the most consequential outcomes of settler colonialism in the Americas was the invention, speciation, and treatment of enslaved people of African ancestry as subhuman.
Shorebird population declines represent the world’s number one bird conservation crisis. Program Director Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta will moderate this discussion with three Coastal Solutions Fellows doing their work along the Pacific Americas Flyway in Guatemala, Colombia, and Chile.
Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Conservation Media team for a virtual screening and panel discussion about what goes into making a natural history film.
Families across the country can celebrating bird migration together during this live event from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Participants will learn about migration and participate in related games and activities. Suggested age range is grades K–5. Attendance is limited.
Global flows of workers from Central America and the Caribbean to sustain agricultural production in the US are highlighted in this presentation.
Studying the ties and practices that bind Tamils to the districts they inhabit or visit is essential to understand not the ways Tamils use and transform space in diaspora.
The food industry has a long history of driving and shaping low wage labor migration regimes, and around the world agriculture is often a site for large undocumented workforces, exploitative visa arrangements, and a disproportionate share of human trafficking as compared with other industries.
How is the coronavirus crisis affecting immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees? Einaudi Center Migrations faculty fellows Gunisha Kaur, MD and Steve Yale-Loehr, JD will discuss key topics including healthcare access, public benefits, and detention policies these populations face.
Cornell Public Health faculty are convening a series of working meetings with students and researchers from Cornell peer institutions to explore the conditions that allow for emerging communicable diseases.