Fighting for Dignity: African Lives on Israel's Margins (In-Person)

Sarah Willen
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights, University of Connecticut
Thursday October 20
7-8:30 p.m. ET

How did Israel become home to global migrants from countries as different as Ghana and the Philippines, Nigeria, Colombia, and Ukraine? Anthropologist Sarah Willen will draw on her long-term fieldwork with Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Filipino migrants in Tel Aviv to shed light on the everyday lives of migrant workers in Israel and of the Israelis who felt compelled to advocate on their behalf. Drawing on fieldwork in homes and in churches, medical offices, human rights organizations, and public spaces, the talk will explore how these migrants struggle to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusions and vulnerabilities they endure.

Sarah Willen will be offering two lectures during her visit to Siegal Lifelong Learning. Click here to view her other lecture

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This lecture is offered with the generous support of the Friends of Jewish Lifelong Learning.