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Jan 26 2023

Harsha Walia: “Abolish Border Imperialism”

Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

January 26, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Time

A purple poster with text announcing a virtual lecture by Harsha Walia on Thursday, January 26th. The project’s title 'Surviving the Long Wars' is written in large text at the top of the flyer along with the Scholar Series’s title “Abolish Border Imperialism”. The poster has a headshot of Walia, her bio, and details about the series.

We are excited to announce the fourth virtual seminar in the series by Harsha Walia, author and organizer, on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 3:00 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and artist Eric Perez. This is the fourth lecture in a series that includes Nick Estes, Kelly Hayes, and Tiffany King.

Harsha Walia is the award-winning author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (Haymarket Books) and Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press). She has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movements for two decades.

Registration is now open here:

This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary US militarism and warfare. The seminar series is part of a year-long UIC class and NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” discussion program taught by veteran artist Aaron Hughes. The project culminates in the second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, in Spring 2023, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Newberry Library.

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, and Amber Zora with support from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War Grant. Special thanks to the Disability Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.


Zaynab Hilal

Date posted

May 25, 2023

Date updated

Jun 13, 2023