Erika Lee is one of five UMN Twin Cities researchers who have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies, which honors those making preeminent contributions to their fields and the world. Members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
Erika Lee, a professor of history and director of the Immigration History Research Center, is interviewed by PBS about recent comments made by President Trump. "...remarks by the president and the division that it has caused points to a much larger, deeper problem in the United States," she says.
Abena Abraham, a Minnesotan of Ghanaian and Liberian descent, will join us at the Afromigracy event on Thursday.
Abraham, who arrived in the U.S. at age 4, is co-founded the Black Immigrant Collective, a group that advocates for immigration and racial justice issues.
Alfreda Daniels, a community organizer with the Minneapolis Regional Labor Foundation, will be joining us at Afromigrancy event, which will take place on April 18 at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Children’s book author and elementary school teacher Mariam Mohamed will be joining us at the Afromigrancy: History and Memory workshop in April.
Mohamed, the author of Ayeeyo’s Golden Rule, was born to Somali parents in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). She’s been teaching fourth-graders at a predominantly Somali-American school in Minneapolis.