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Eastwind Books of Berkeley and Co-sponsors UC Berkeley Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Pacific American Students Development, University of California, Berkeley present:
July 26, 2020 Sunday 3PM pst
ZOOM Author and panel discussion Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.Annie Isabel Fukushima (Author)
Cindy C. Liou, Esq. is the State Policy Director at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) working to provide legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States.
Carolyn Kim is the Managing Attorney at Justice At Last and specializes in legal advocacy for survivors of all forms of human trafficking located in the Bay Area.
Hediana Utarti is the Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator/Community Advocate at San Francisco Asian Women’s Shelter
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Migrant Crossings examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States into informal economies and service industries. Through sociolegal and media analysis of court records, press releases, law enforcement campaigns, film representations, theatre performances, and the law, Annie Isabel Fukushima questions how we understand victimhood, criminality, citizenship, and legality.
Fukushima examines how migrants legally cross into visibility, through frames of citizenship, and narratives of victimhood. She explores the interdisciplinary framing of the role of the law and the legal system, the notion of “perfect victimhood”, and iconic victims, and how trafficking subjects are resurrected for contemporary movements as illustrated in visuals, discourse, court records, and policy. Migrant Crossings deeply interrogates what it means to bear witness to migration in these migratory times–and what such migrant crossings mean for subjects who experience violence during or after their crossing.
Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima is Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Division in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah. Her research covers issues of migration, violence, race, gender, and witnessing and her expertise is recognized across the U.S. Dr. Fukushima’s scholarly works appear in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She values praxis, having implemented community-based research projects and served as an expert witness on human trafficking for immigration, civil, andcriminal cases in multiple US states, including California. Publicity Material Migrant Crossings(Stanford University Press, 2019) 9781503609495Recipient of the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America’s Book Award on Asian Americaanniefukushima.comPublications