With/Out – ¿Borders? 2014 Conference

September 25-28, 2014 – Kalamazoo, MI

2014 Without Borders dancer
Art & Borders with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Michelle Ceballos, and Adriana Garriga-López

This was a convergence of activistsscholars, and artists across issues, disciplines and generations who questioned, interrogated and complicated the politicalideological, cultural, and social borders that make up our world.

Featured Special Guests

  • Angela Y. Davis, Civil Rights Icon
  • Nikky Finney, National Book Award Winner
  • Willie Kgositsile, South African Poet Laureate
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Performance Artist and MacArthur Fellow
  • Gloria Rolando, Filmmaker
  • Radmilla Cody, NAMMY winner and former Miss Navajo Nation


  • Art & Borders
  • A Language Life
  • Critical Solidarities: The Palestinian Question
  • Cities in Revolt: Detroit, Chicago, Jackson-Mississippi and Beyond
  • Justice Rising: New Youth & Student Movements

Think Tanks

  • Undocumented and Immigrant Youth
  • Policing, Racial Profiling, and Restorative Justice
  • Bearing Witness: Human Rights in Latin America

Other Events

  • Readings and Performances by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Calvert Johnson, Ugochi, Funkadesi, Malcolm London, Aimée Lê, Carlina Duan, Denise Miller
  • Social Justice Film Festival (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Hearing Radmilla, Reembarque)
  • Interactive Mapping Project (Ashley Hunt)
  • Roundtables, Discussions, (Un)Conference activitiesMixers, and much more!

Community Sponsors

ywca logo
Kalamazoo People's Food Co-Op logo.
Western Michigan University center for the humanities
Social Justice Initiative UIC logo
Hispanic American Council logo
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago logo
Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute
Douglass Community Association logo
James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership
Alamo drafthouse cinema logo

For questions contact acsjl@kzoo.edu or 269.337.7398

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