The documentary film explores the historical and current relationship between Dominican and Haitian people, amidst the context of the heightened political crisis that affects Dominicans of Haitian descents since the de-nationalization law of 2013 was passed. The director, who is one of the more than 200 thousand Dominicans of Haitian ancestry who lost his citizenship after the passing of the Draconian legislation, made the film to “show the historical links between our people beyond the governments that persist on separating us.”
This capstone event will bring together representatives from the most innovative and dynamic programs in the country to testify to the range, scope, and depth of prison education. It will also consider the work that has been done at Harvard, what we can draw inspiration from, and where we can go from here.
This roundtable brings together some of the leading activists in the criminal justice reform movement—all of whom have served prison sentences—to consider the specific obstacles incarcerated people face as they navigate their return home as well as policies and programs that can help us heal from the consequences of mass incarceration.
In this open discussion, top legal scholars Deborah Anker (Harvard), Sabrineh Ardalan (Harvard), Dan Kanstroom (Boston College), and Michael Wishnie (Yale University) share experiences, debate, and brainstorm innovative legal strategies for defending immigrants with contingent residency status.
Moderated by Professor Christine Desan
All DACA Seminar events are Free and Open to the Public, No registration is required