Presented by Jessie K. Finch, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stockton University
Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art and the South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity which was cultivated through waves of emigration and migration.
In 2016, Dr. Jessie K. Finch co-edited the book Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale Nada (Life Has No Worth) published by the University of Arizona Press. The volume confronts migrant deaths and disappearances in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and reflects on the startling realities of death, migration, and public policy. Beyond the border in Southern Arizona, however, how do these same realities affect the value of migrant’s lives in South Jersey? Dr. Finch will explore migration issues, from community responses, government policy, definitions of citizenship, and the role of the arts and human expression in response to state violence.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Stockton University Kramer Hall - 30 Front Street, Hammonton NJ