On Trains: To All Migrants, Past, Present, and Future — A live podcast recording about trains, undocumented/unauthorized migration, and settler-colonialism

Thursday, Feb 10, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Radical Kinship Series — Scholars and Artists on Undocumented & Unauthorized Migration

On Trains:  To All Migrants, Past, Present, and Future
with Angel (writer) and Keish (researcher)
and Special Guest, danilo machado (poet)

Angel and Keish’s podcast, A Revolutionary Love Letter: to All Migrants, Past, Present, and Future, is organized around words and phrases that shape im/migrant narratives. They center the experiences of queer im/migrant artists, poets, troublemakers, and organizers whose works and organizing principles have inspired and sparked radical imaginations for what could be a world where we are all free. This talk presents the word trains to think about the history of labor, dispossession, displacement, and fugitivity. The podcasters ask: what sights, sounds, smells are evoked when you think of trains? Were you taught about whose bodies and lands were violated/crossed in the building of railroads? What might trains signify to migrants who are deemed “undocumented” or “unauthorized” by this settler-colonial government known colloquially as the United States of America?   Listen to previous episodes of the podcast here.

The Radical Kinship Series is curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez.

Series co-sponsored by On the Same Page Program, the Multicultural Community Center, the Undocumented Student Program, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at UC Berkeley. 

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