"Refugees: Sanctuary, Hospitality and Solidarity" lecture and conversation on Thursday, October 4 from 6-7pm at the Carbondale Branch Library Community Room with CU Boulder Professor Beverly Weber.
In the last few years, Germany and the United States have faced dramatically different situations surrounding refugee migration: while the US issued a ban that interrupted refugee migration, Germany welcomed (not without great controversy) well over a million refugees. Both countries have increased deportation of long-time residents at the same time. In her talk, Professor Beverly Weber will discuss these developments and the rise of the notions of sanctuary in the US and hospitality in Germany. She will consider how the history of refugees during and immediately after the Holocaust raise important questions for ethical action and solidarity today.
The University of Colorado Boulder's Peak to Peak Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Branch Library.