No Hate, No Fear: Responses to the Presidential Ban of Refugees and Immigrants


Woman's Oud, mid-20th century, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Collection

Location: Maxwell Museum

End Date: Mar 03, 2018

The title of this small but important exhibition is taken from a common refrain chanted at recent protests happening around the country: “No Hate, No Fear, immigrants (or “refugees”) are welcome here!” The protests were a response to the executive ban of immigrants and refugees from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The protests reflect both a long history of Americans resisting government decisions they find objectionable (starting with the Boston Tea Party of 1773), and the power of social media to unite groups with a common purpose.

In this exhibition, which features both musical instruments from the countries singled out in the original ban and coverage of the protests at airports against the ban, we encourage visitors to contemplate the implications of the ban, as it continues to be debated, litigated, and revised.

Exhibit co-curated by Dayna Rajha, Ethnology PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology.

See write-up about the exhibit in the Daily Lobo here.