The 2006 Immigration Protests: A Decade Later

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Sociology, Scholars Strategy Network

This mini-conference will evaluate the legacies of the 2006 marches and the current immigrant rights movement in the United States: its organization, its impact on public discourse, electoral politics and public opinion, and its ability to effectively frame the claims of non-citizens to further the goals of the immigrant rights movement. The participants will take stock of legacies and the current moment, and also theorize broader questions of how migrants can make claims in their receiving societies, as well as the substantial barriers that make “¡Sí, se puede!” so hard to achieve. A full event schedule can be found at

Lunch and coffee will be provided. To confirm your food order, you are encouraged to RSVP at

Panel Discussions

Marching and Mobilization: How the Protests Shaped Attitudes, Politics, and Discourse
9:15 - 10:45

Veronica Terriquez, UC Santa Cruz
Hana E. Brown, Wake Forest University
Laura Lopez-Sanders, University of North Carolina
Chris Zepeda-Millan, UC Berkeley
Taeku Lee, UC Berkeley

How to Organize? How to Make Claims?
11:05 - 12:45

Shannon Gleeson, Cornell University
Walter J. Nicholls, UC Irvine
Kim Voss, UC Berkeley
Irene Bloemraad, UC Berkeley
Fabiana Silva, UC Berkeley
Caitlin Patler, UC Davis

Activism and the Future: Voices From the Trenches
1:45 - 3:00

Meng So, Undocumented Students Program
Caitlin Patler, UC Davis
Lamoin Werlein-Jaen, The Labor Center
Jude Joffe-Block, KJZZ Phoenix
Moderator TBA

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 Lunch and coffee