Philosophy Talk Live: Sanctuary Cities with guest Shelley Wilcox

Monday, October 14, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Photo of a 2018 anti-deportation protest at SF State with students holding sign that reads Crush ICE
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Join a live audience in Jack Adams Hall to record a new episode of Philosophy Talk, the nationally syndicated public radio show. Hosts Josh Landy and Ken Taylor welcome special guest Shelley Wilcox, Philosophy professor and author of How Can Sanctuary Cities Be Justified?. In addition to thought-provoking conversation and audience questions, the show will feature roving philosophical reporter Holly McDede, satirist and 60-second philosopher Ian Shoales and musical guest Tiffany Austin. Free.

Listen: Philosophy Talk, KALW-FM

Cesar Chavez Student Center, Jack Adams Hall
Philosophy Club, Philosophy Department, College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Philosophy Department
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The U.S. is home to more than 500 sanctuary cities — municipalities that limit their cooperation with the federal government’s immigration law enforcement. Although opponents portray sanctuary cities as besieged by crime, empirical data does not support such claims. But what actually justifies sanctuary policies in the first place? Do appeals to public health or safety warrant these measures? Or should lack of cooperation be seen as an act of resistance against unjust federal policies? And how should local municipalities respond to claims that they lack the authority to impede federal immigration enforcement?

This event celebrates the addition of the online Philosophy Talk archive to the University’s J. Paul Leonard Library.


Photo by Sreang Hok