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**Recordings from the seminar on October 27 can be found below and on our YouTube channel!**

In the context of the scapegoating of immigrants and intensified nativism in US politics, it is often taken for granted by scholars and journalists that members of immigrant communities in the US would automatically reject such politics. However, many immigrants hold seemingly contradictory political positions, informed by multi-national political and economic trends that complicate this simple picture. This seminar examines the complexity of political sentiment and action among some immigrant communities in the Newark area and beyond. It concludes with a roundtable involving panelists and progressive activists from Brazilian communities in the region.

Thursday, October 27, 2022: RSVP | Event Program

(10:00-11:30 am) The Global Right Across Borders 

Hindu Supremacists in a White World
Audrey Truschke, Rutgers University, Newark

Bolsonaristas in the US: 2018 and 2022
Vânia Penha-Lopes, Bloomfield College

The Anti-Democratic Wave in Brazil
Isabela Kalil, University of São Paulo

(1:00-2:30 pm) Immigrant Communities and Global Politics 

Indian American Political Activism
Prema Ann Kurien, Syracuse University

Political Opinions of Brazilians living in the United States
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, North Carolina Central University

The Construction of Hinduphobia in the UK
Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton

(3:00-4:30 pm) Roundtable: Transnational Solidarity Politics: Reflections by Organizers 

Eduardo Vianna, City University of New York and organizer, formerly with Defend Democracy in Brazil and BRADO

Natalia de Campos, Performance artist and activist, Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee, NY

In conversation with the panelists
Moderator: Sean T. Mitchell, Rutgers University, Newark