Speaking, Facilitation, & Overton Organizing

Featured Addresses


Keynote Address. Communicating Abolition: Radical Possibilities for Post-Pandemic Futures: A Dialogue with Jamila Hammami and Karma R. Chávez. Philadelphia, PA. April 9, 2021 (virtual). Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication Conference, University of Pennsylvania.

Welcome Ceremony Address. Welcome Ceremony Address with Jamila Hammami. Amherst, MA., March 2016. The 9th Annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference, Hampshire College.

Featured Expertise

Protection Gaps: Politics, Law, and Activism, Galloway Township, NJ. March 2022. International Workshop on Refugees and Displacement to Mark 70 Years since the UN Refugee Convention.

Expert Workshop. Sumudu Atapattu & Jamila Hammami; Hammami’s Abstract, “Queer and Trans Displacement, Pandemic Politics, and Racialized Borders”.

Co-Sponsored by Africana Studies, Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, Global Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (undergraduate minor), Jewish Studies, Master of Arts in American Studies, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG), Migration Studies, Office of Global Engagement, Stockton University Art Gallery, Stockton University Foundation, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, and Visual Arts.

Expert Panelist. Christina Fialho, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center Jamila Hammami, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, National LGBTQ Task Force Sharita Gruberg, Center For American Progress.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health held a Congressional Briefing, honorarily hosted by Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, on LGBTQ Immigrants in Detention.

UNHCR Side-Event, 31st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 2015

Expert Panelist. Moderator: Eiri Ohtani. The Detention Forum Speakers: Ariel Riva, Legal Officer, Division of International Protection, UNHCR; Jamila Hammami, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project; Ben Lewis, International Detention Coalition; Nathalie Lummert, US Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Selected Past Events

  • Teaching with “Open” Pedagogies at CUNY., The Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). New York, NY. May 4, 2022. Workshop. Sami Disu, Jamila Hammami, Marianne Madoré, Conor Tomás Reed. Facilitator: Anna Zeemont.

  • #ImmigrationANDAbolitionistFutures, Immigration Law Journal #ImmigrationAND Scholar Series, Washington, D.C., April 2022. Panelist. Shirleen Achieng (Haitian Bridge Alliance); Angélica Cházaro (UW School of Law); Jamila Hammami (Open Borders Conference); Cinthya Rodriguez (Mijente). Moderator: Leemah Nasrati (International Refugee Assistance Project). Georgetown University Law School. Co-Sponsored by Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Immigration Law Student Association, Georgetown OutLaw, and Human Rights Institute.

  • Fast Fashion, Neoliberalism, Labor, & Collective and Co-Op Alternatives. New York, NY., March 2022. Invited Lecturer. Kent State Fashion School.

  • Featured Roundtable: Trans and Queer Migrant Organizing as Transnational Feminist Praxis, Minneapolis, MN. October 2021. Roundtable. Karma Chávez, Ruben Zecena, Jack Caraves, Suyapa Portillo Villeda & Jamila Hammami. 2021 National Women’s Association (NWSA) Annual Conference: We Are Family: Feminist Community Formations Across Borders and Experience.

  • Abolishing Deportation: Migration as a Human Right, October 2021. Panelist. Moderator: Adrianna Torres-García. Panelists Samah Sisay, Khury Petersen-Smith, & Jamila Hammami. #NN21: Netroots Nation ‘21.

  • What Does Abolition Mean for Immigration Law & Policy? Philadelphia, PA. June 2020. Panelist. Adrianna Torres García, Jamila Hammami, Steve Sacco, and David Bennion of Free Migration Project. Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening.

  • ART • WORK • PLACE: Emergency Sessions II, New York, NY. May 6, 2020. Panelist. Hannah Appel, David Xu Borgonjon, Sami Disu, Jamila Hammami, Nicholas Mirzoef, Yuh-Line Niou, Sandy Nurse, Dean Spade, Naomi Zewde; chaired by Nikki Columbus. Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

  • Why $7K? Why strike? New York, NY., March 2019. Panelist. Carol Lang (Bronx Community College); Jamila Hammami (Hunter College); Sarah Gee (Brooklyn College Student Union); James Hoff (BMCC); Moderator: Anna Ozbek (Hunter College). $7K or Strike! CUNY-wide $7K or Strike Conference and Organizing Day at The People’s Forum.

  • Practice and Activism, Arlington, Virginia. October 2018. Panelist. Sara Gozalo, Jamila Hammami, & Adriane Lopez. Inaugural Annual 2018 Open Borders Conference, George Mason University Law School, Arlington

  • Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth and Ending the School-Prison Pipeline. Princeton, NJ., April 2017. Workshop. Harlem Youth Court, Olivia Dana & Jasmine Harden, Friends of Island Academy, Jamila Hammami, and the Petey Greene Program. Toward Abolition: Dismantling the Carceral State. Fourth Annual Students for Prison Education, Abolition, and Reform: Princeton (SPEAR) 4th Annual Conference.

  • Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Migration Activisms ‘After Marriage’, New York, NY., October 2016. Roundtable. Riya Ortiz, Jamila Hammami, Siobhán McGuirk, Claudia Cojocaru, Jara M. Carrington. After Marriage Conference, Center for LGBT Studies, CUNY Graduate Center.

  • LGBTQIA+ Abolitionist Practice. Princeton, NJ., February 2016. Panelist. Rebellious Lawyering Conference (Reblaw) at Yale Law School.

  • Advocating for Detained LGBTQ Immigrants: Perspectives from the Intersection of Movements, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. May 2014. Panelist. Olga Tomchin, Jamila Hammami, Luis Mancheno, Ruby Corado, Christina Fialho, Christina Mansfield. 2014 Detention Watch Network 10th National Membership Conference.

  • International. 2022 Open Borders Conference, October 29, 2022 (virtual).
    Steering Committee Member, MC, Web Design, Communications, Designer & Content Creator.
  • International. 2021 Open Borders Conference, November 6, 2021 (virtual).
    Steering Committee Member, MC, Designer & Content Creator. Watch the 2021 Open Borders Conference in Spanish (ES) or in English (EN).
  • International. 2020 Open Borders Conference, November 2020 (virtual).
    Steering Committee Member, MC, Digital Designer & Content Creator. Open Borders Conference, Free Migration Project, and Pangea Legal Collective. Watch the 2021 Open Borders Conference in Spanish (ES) or in English (EN).
  • National. 2019 Open Borders Conference, October 2019, New York, New York.
    MC and Steering Committee Member. Open Borders Conference and Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility. The New School.
  • National. Queering Immigration Conference. Summer 2015- 2017, New York, NY.
    #QI1, #QI2, & #QI3: Queering Immigration Conference: Abolish All Cages
    Founder, Organizer, Moderator, Workshop Facilitator, Panelist. Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) & Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility,