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Tags: people

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 12:44pm
Commensality is the act of gathering to eat and drink. It is a fundamental social activity to create and cement relationships. Virginia Nazarea, professor of anthropology at the University of Georgia, takes this idea and uses it to discuss the creative responses of humans after the dislocation and placelessness that often comes with modernity and globalization.  As people, especially immigrants and refugees, move and change their surroundings,…
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 2:37pm
Human trafficking involves recruitment, harboring or transporting people into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forcing victims to work against their will. A process of enslavement,  trafficking affects millions of men, women, and children – including in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality, and now UGA researchers will receive…
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:25pm
Researchers at UGA formed an international consortium, the Africa Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES) that received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of State to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted communities of West Africa. The project is overseen by the State Department’s Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons and is part of its Program to End Modern Slavery: Human trafficking…
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:47am
May 17-19. Registration, $90 for non-members and $65 for SLSA members, is available online at southernlaborstudies.org. Several events will be free and open to the public. Attendees from around the U.S., England, Northern Ireland and India will discuss the past and present of labor and working-class history in the U.S. South.  Panels, workshops, roundtables and keynotes will discuss many subjects including mining, farming, food processing,…
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 9:43am
The Lamar Dodd School of Art welcomes interdisciplinary American artist Hasan Elahi, whose experiences on a government watch list have introduced a new element to his art, and our society: "When Hasan Elahi’s name was added (by mistake) to the US government’s watch list, he fought the assault on his privacy by turning his life inside-out for all the world to see."  In 2011 he gave a well received TED talk which can be seen here, and he is a very…

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