Cultural Fluency Initiatives
Larkin Ethics Lecture Series April 10 & 11, 2017
Larkin Ethics Lecture Series
By Dr. José Mendoza
Author of The Moral and Political Philosophy of Immigration
Co-editor Radical Philosophy Review
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Event sponsored by the Philosophy Department
All lectures free and open to the public.
Lecture 1- Latinxs and the Future of Whiteness in American Democracy
Monday April 10 10:20 am- noon in the Chalon Art Gallery
Demographic changes driven primarily by the growth in the Latinx community suggest that the U.S. will become a “minority-majority” country by around 2050. Professor Mendoza will argue why we should be suspicious of this claim and what that might entail for our democracy.
Lecture 2: Crimmigration: The Injustice of Criminalizing Migration
Tuesday April 11 9:40-11:10 am Donohue Center
Opponents of immigration have often overlooked some key injustices that can only be remedied through a more robust conception of immigrant rights. Professor Mendoza will argue that one of those overlooked areas is the recent phenomenon of “crimmigration.”