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Civic Participation in Our Democracy–Is Citizenship Required? with Angela Banks

February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Representation Matters series promotes civic education and encourages program participants to be engaged citizens. But who gets to be a citizen? Millions of immigrants are woven into the fabric of increasingly diverse communities across our country. Although many lack citizenship status, they participate in the economic, political, and social life of our democracy. How should we define national membership during times of significant migration? What are the boundaries of citizenship? What does participation in our democracy look like beyond citizenship status? Join us for a conversation with ASU Law Professor Angela Banks about the history of citizenship and explore the variety of forms of membership in our democracy.

This program is hosted by Arizona Humanities and is part of the Representation Matters series made possibly by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is a virtual event.

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Angela Banks is the Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, she was Professor of Law at William & Mary School of Law. Professor Banks is an expert on immigration and citizenship. Her research focuses on membership and belonging in democratic societies, and her work has appeared in numerous law review journals. She is the author of Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration: Implications for Theory and Practice, which offers educators an inclusive approach to teaching civic education in diverse classrooms and a new way to conceptualize membership in our democracy regardless of citizenship or immigration status.


February 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


AZ United States


Arizona Humanities
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