LGBTQ Resource Center Event

Join us for “Behind Bars without Citizenship: Immigration Detention and Queer Public Health in the Deportation Era” with Jesus A. Barrios on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Campus Center (Building 1C), Room 211 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

The subject of U.S. immigration detention and its effect on LGBTQ people has been briefly documented, but is often limited within the context of law and social science scholarship. Additionally, watch dog organizations and international human rights bodies have documented abuses within immigration detention systems more broadly. However, there is limited to no literature that discusses the impact of US immigration detention on LGBTQ people through a public health framework. Therefore, “Behind Bars without Citizenship” moves the conversation from framing immigration detention as a policy issue and centers the conversation as a public health concern. This lecture explores how the health status of LGBTQ people is affected by exposure to the conditions of U.S. immigration detention;  determines how public health frameworks can be used to create systems that promote health equity of LGBTQ people in ICE custody; and makes recommendations for how public health systems can support LGBTQ people in their attempt to re-integrate into their respective communities upon release.

This CC CLUE event is presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center in partnership with the Center for Global Engagement.