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Dr. Everard Meade Public Lecture, "Fates and Furies,"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Dr. Everard Meade Public Lecture, "Fates and Furies," Sept. 23rd, 6-7:30 pm (via Zoom)

Sept. 23, 6:00-7:30 pm (via Zoom, registration required): “Fates and Furies: What the Humanitarian Crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border Teaches Us about History and Humanity, Race and Place.”

Before the global pandemic and the mass uprising against police violence in the United States, a humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border exposed the vulnerability of particular communities to suffering and death at the hand of policymakers and law enforcement in our own backyard. The experiences of displaced communities on the border, including both northbound refugees from Central America and south bound deportees from communities across the U.S., reveal three critical lessons for understanding our present: armed conflicts leave multi-generational legacies of harm, U.S. immigration politics are more about integration than immigration, and networks of solidarity that transcend the border are the only viable path towards a more democratic and inclusive future.

About the speaker:

Dr. Meade is Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, a leading source of research and public engagement on border issues. He is a noted researcher and expert on the U.S.-Mexican border and the experiences of immigrants, both Mexicans, Central Americans and other Global migrants, and the challenges they face as they navigate from their home communities to the United States. Dr. Meade serves as advisor, activist, expert witness and frequent commentator on the relationship between the US, Mexico, and Central America.

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