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Are Sanctuary Policies Morally Justified?


Public Lecture by Dr. Shelley Wilcox, Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. This talk explores the moral issues associated with local sanctuary policies. I examine three arguments in favor of sanctuary policies—the public safety, civil disobedience, and collective resistance arguments—and I defend the latter. In doing so, I address several important issues that…
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Workshop: Sanctuary, Well-Being, and the Impact of DACA: Philosophical Perspectives on Sanctuary Cities


Workshop Participants: -Patti Tamara Lenard, Associate Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa -José Jorge Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Lowell -Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University -Adam Hosein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University -Matthew Noah Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy,…
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Why not tax bodies?


Guest Speaker, Professor Sean Aas (Georgetown) Rich people have more money than they need; poor people less. It is easy to think this is why the state can take money from the rich, and give it to the poor. However, as Cecile Fabre points out, this ‘Robin Hood’ theory of taxation has surprising consequences. Many…
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