The Women’s Center at LPTS has long been a fan and admirer of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. And, thanks to Faculty Liaison Dr. Johanna Bos, who has taught us much about the significance of knowing the heart of the stranger, we have long paid special attention to issues facing immigrants, particularly when it comes to the intersection of issues of gender and immigration. Most recently, we heard from Professor Maura Toro-Morn on Gendered Dimensions of Global Migration, as a special addition to the 2008 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture event.
So you can imagine how excited we were to open our Summer 2008 issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, the online journal from the Center. Borders on Belonging: Gender and Immigration is all about the gendered dimensions of immigration, US immigration policy, and the immigrant experience. It makes fascinating — if sometimes disturbing and sobering — reading for those of us who see immigration as one of the places people are being called right now to do justice, love kindness, and practice remembering our common humanity.