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Protestors at the Sex Workers Rights March in London in 2011. MSMORNINGTON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA SA

Decriminalizing sex work empowers sex workers and protects their human rights

Fanni Frankl November 24, 2019
In a society where sex workers often get discriminated against, the question of decriminalization of sex work should be highly considered. Sex workers often face violence in their field including physical, sexual and psychological violence.
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New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

Fanni Frankl September 29, 2019
On Aug. 14, the Department of Homeland Security published the “Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” which can deny permanent residency status to immigrants if the government deems they are likely to become dependent on the United States’s public benefits.
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Stony Brooks Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) held a panel forum on immigration sanctuaries. The Director of LACS, Eric Zolov, gathered a panel of various perspectives to discuss immigration rights. CINDY MAZAKU/THE STATESMAN

LACS Center holds forum on Immigration Border Sanctuary

Cindy Mizaku May 5, 2019
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) at Stony Brook University held a panel forum on immigrant sanctuary activism featuring legal, activist and academic perspectives.
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Associate professor of Sociology Tiffany Joseph speaks at the TPS Rally. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hold TPS Teach-In

Gary Ghayrat February 25, 2018
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hosted a TPS Teach-In session in the Humanities Building on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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DACA teach in.  EVELIN MERCEDES/THE STATESMAN

DACA Teach-In provides platform for discourse

Courtney Murphy September 25, 2017
The event, organized by the Humanities Institute, was directed at combating the reversal of the Obama-era initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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University professors and staff members affirm value of diversity

Letter to the Editor December 8, 2016
“We refuse to remain neutral in the face of bigotry, violence, hate speech, and harassment faced by any student or community member.”
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