Program Archive

Signature Events

Fall 2019
Oct. 8: Who Belongs and Who Decides?
Kickoff Celebration of the New Humanities Center

Winter 2020
Feb. 18: Can a Woman be Elected as President? 100 Years after Suffrage

Spring 2020
March 31:  UCI Counts! The Importance of the 2020 Census (video available)

April 15:  Racial Violence and Restorative Engagement in a Time of Pandemic (video available)

Borders & Belonging

Julia Hyuhn
  • Children in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Elected officials told to go back to where they come from
  • Asking about citizenship in the U.S. census
These controversies reveal a crisis in U.S. society and beyond. The year 2020 is an election year, a census year, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage), and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment (which protects the right to vote regardless of race). Join us for a year-long exploration of Borders and Belonging as the UCI Humanities Center launches the Conversations that Matter series to analyze pressing issues of our society.

For more information about Borders & Belongings, contact Judy Wu, Humanities Center Director, at

Click here to learn more about artist Julia Huỳnh.