Inaugural Library Speaker Series

Centering Refugee and Immigrant ‘Living Knowledges’ for Systems Change and Community Thrivance Please join us for a reception and lecture with Dr. Jane Pak, Co-Executive Director at Refugee and Immigrant Transitions (RIT), and Adjunct Professor in the Master in Migration Studies program at the University of San Francisco, as she speaks about RIT's emerging community research practice and shares practical examples of systemic barriers/inequities refugee and immigrant communities face.

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February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library Auditorium 1188

Cost - Free


RIT's emerging community research practice challenges policies, programs and funding that de-legitimize or tokenize refugee and immigrant experiences; and centers 'living knowledges' to inform systems change for community thrivance.

About Dr. Jane Pak: Jane’s scholarship and praxis are informed by Critical Refugee Studies, liberatory education, community-engaged research, and her family history of forced migration, resistance, and community care. She brings 20+ years of experience in education in various contexts across nonprofit, higher education, government, and business sectors. Jane holds a Doctorate in International & Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco; MA in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University; MBA from Clarkson University; and BMATH from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

CSUMB works to make events accessible to all. To request special accommodations,
please email Diane Wilson or call 831-582-3157.