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Fear & Trembling: The Face of Immigration Today
May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Born in England, Author/journalist Sasha Abramsky studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Currently living in Sacramento, he teaches in the U.C. Davis writing program, while also a fellow at the NYC-based Demos think tank. Sasha’s latest book, Jumping at Shadows, is a searing account of America’s most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. The book takes readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where issues such as immigration, gun control and health care have become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists. The book lays out today’s political and cultural landscape and our misconceptions about risk and threats. Free and open to the public. Light supper to follow lecture.
The Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series is sponsored by Karen Lieberman & Bruce Nissen to honor their son Leif (May 21, 1980-November 19, 2008) of blessed memory. Leif was dedicated to social justice issues and his family chooses to honor him through these lectures.