February 1, 2021 at 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Online Teach-in

No Human Being is Illegal: Organizing for a World Without Borders

Join Nandita Sharma, Justin Akers Chacón, and Vanessa Wills for a discussion about the ongoing struggle for a world without borders.

Online Teach-in


Tuesday, Feb 1, 3:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM GMT

Throughout the world, migrants have been scapegoated by capitalist states led not only by the nationalist right but also by the centrist establishment.

Join this webinar led by Nandita Sharma, Justin Akers Chacón, and Vanessa Wills who will examine the roots of this wave of xenophobia and what the left should fight for in the short term on the road to a world without borders.

***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and have live captioning.***



Nandita Sharma teaches sociology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is the author of Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of “Migrant Workers” in Canada and Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants.

Justin Akers Chacón is an activist, labor unionist, and educator living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He is a Professor of Chicana/o History at San Diego City College. His books include No One is Illegal (with Mike Davis), Radicals in the Barrio, and The Border Crossed Us: The Case for Opening the US-Mexico Border (forthcoming).

Vanessa Wills is assistant professor of philosophy at The George Washington University; she specializes in moral, social and political philosophy, 19th century German philosophy (especially Karl Marx), and the philosophy of race. Wills is also on the editorial board of Spectre Journal.


This event is sponsored by Spectre Journal and Haymarket Books. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of our important publishing and programming work.