Wednesday, April 7, 3:00PM – 4:30PM (PST)
CHRISTINE HÜNEFELDT, Professor Emeritus, History, University of California San Diego
Conversation with historian Christine Hünefeldt: “Crafting Borders?”
With the participation of LAIS graduate students Marlene Torres-Magaña and Emma Zamora García.
Thursday, April 8, 1:30PM – 3:00PM (PST)
MELISSA WRIGHT, Professor, Geography, Pennsylvania State University
Border Thinking & Living la Vida Fronteriza (the Border Life)
ABSTRACT: Transnational social justice coalitions along the Mexico-US border engage with the challenge of making the borderland-landscapes where they can take root. In this talk, Melissa Wright offers a brief reflection on the articulation of “border thinking” (pensamiento fronterizo) with other non-binary approaches to understanding and living border life within borderland justice work. The intent of Wright’s talk is to identify the productive opportunities of deepening engagement and strategic collaboration at this critical political moment as the living landscape of the Mexico-US borderlands hangs in the balance of struggles over the meaning, form, and function of this place in the world.
Friday, April 9, 2:00PM to 3:30PM (PST)
KAI MEDEIROS, J.D., Staff Attorney, American Bar Association, Immigration Justice Project, San Diego
Assessing the Damage: Reflections on the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum System