After the People’s Republic of China sought to claim Tibet under their rule, many Tibetans made a hard choice to leave their homeland, including Tenzin Kelseng’s family. Hesitant at the opportunity to come to America, Tenzin eventually accepted and met Madeline Uraneck at work one fateful day. Across languages, religions and cultural differences, the two […]
Artist and UW-Madison professor José Carlos Teixeira likes to combine different kinds of media and different ways of thinking about the complexities of human identity. His current show, titled On Exile, runs through May 20 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and consists of two video pieces. One is called “On Exile: Fragments in search of […]
How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet? How do we begin to think outside the box in regard to immigration and the movement of imperiled […]
In response to a growing wave of violence and persecution of sexual minorities in Chechnya, LGBTQ community members in Dane County have scheduled a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian human rights project. Organizers are recruiting sponsors and collecting donations for the event, Friends of Rainbow Railroad, to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. […]
On January 27th, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning refugees from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States. Trump has also authorized federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to deport immigrants who have committed, or are suspected of, even minor legal infractions. Despite court orders that have […]
Open Doors for Refugees is a new nonprofit network formed recently to raise awareness of the refugee crisis in Syria and other parts of the globe. Its aim is to build community-wide support for the resettlement of refugees in the Madison area.