!! Statement on Travel Ban !!
On behalf of the Critical Mixed Race Studies Association board, we write to tell the CMRS community that WE CONDEMN the recent Executive Order that limits entry into the United States for citizens, travelers, and refugees from seven countries, including Green Card holders, dual citizens, and those already approved for travel.
If you are unable to travel, or fearful of traveling, to Los Angeles from outside the US, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you need other arrangements to present your work. The conference will continue as scheduled and will be a vital space to engage in critical dialogue.
USC is working with their governmental relations team and with their peer universities through the Association of American Universities and other associations to monitor this fluid situation and to better understand steps they might take to best serve our international community. See:
We have organized a special room rate for CMRS conference attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown (120 South Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012). To book a reservation at the preferred rate, visit the personalized link or call 1-855-288-0325 (use group code “SHN” or ask for the “USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture room block”). The special room rate (from $179 for king bed/from $189 for 2 queen beds) will be available until February 2nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Main Conference Building: USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089. View the map.
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