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No More Deaths: Migrant Aid in Arizona

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Join the Social Movements Lab for two linked events on No More Deaths, a grassroots volunteer group that gives humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. Both events will have a free lunch provided. 1) On Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm, join us for a ‘mapping’ discussion based on readings of four essays about No More Deaths, direct aid, and the US border zone: – “Introduction: No More Deaths” and “Crisis Time, Constant Border: On Direct Aid and the Tactics of the Temporary” by Sophie Smith -“Abolitionist Care in the Militarized Borderlands” by China Medel – “In Defense of Wilderness: Policing Public Borderlands” by Scott Warren You can download a pdf of these essays here: The discussion will be facilitated by the Lab’s co-directors, Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra. 2) On Monday, 2/26, 12pm-1pm, join us for a discussion about No More Deaths with Sophie Smith and China Medel (via Skype). Sophie Smith is a desert aid facilitator and a search and rescue coordinator with No More Deaths. She is also a cofounder of the community organization People Helping People in the Border Zone. China Medel is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. She seasonally volunteers with No More Deaths. Her research works at the intersections of Latinx Studies and Media Studies. For more info on No More Deaths, see: Location: Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Center, Smith Warehouse, Bay 5, Duke University, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, NC For Parking and Accessibility info, see:


February 21, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Social Movements Lab

Social Movements Lab (Smith Warehouse, Bay 5)

114 S Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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