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Kramer Hall to Host Lecture on Immigration Issues and their Impact

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Galloway, N.J. – Jessie Finch, assistant professor of Sociology at Stockton University, will discuss immigration policy and its impact at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street in Hammonton.

Finch co-edited the 2016 book “Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale Nada” (Life Has No Worth). The volume, published by the University of Arizona Press, confronts migrant deaths and disappearances in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and reflects on the startling realities of death, migration and public policy.

In her talk, “Migrant Deaths, from Southern Arizona to South Jersey,” Finch will explore migration issues, from community responses, government policy, definitions of citizenship and the role of the arts and human expression in response to state violence.

This lecture is part of “The Lure of South Jersey: The Resettlement of Migrants” series. It is a collaborative effort between Kramer Hall, the Noyes Museum of Art and the South Jersey Culture and History Center to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long standing cultural diversity, which has been cultivated through waves of emigration and migration. 

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended at

For more information, visit or call 609-626-3840.