FYI, US-MX BORDER TALK (panel) / by Bear Guerra

Via USC Annenberg:

“Exclusionary and violent — from the hard-handed policing tactics in Arizona to protestors screaming at asylum-seeking children, the popular image of the U.S. West is rooted in an age-old vision of confrontation. Meanwhile, ongoing national conversations about race have largely operated on a north/south black/white axis.

The current moment calls for a redrawing of frontiers.

Panelists will discuss their work in the reframing of the narrative of the U.S. West by scrutinizing evolving concepts of citizenship, white supremacy, the meaning of “minority” in “minority-majority” and who occupies the central definition of American.

In this discussion, borders refer to the well-entrenched and often inaccurate narratives about the West, the U.S. and the definition of “us.”


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Doheny Library 240

https://annenberg.usc.edu/events/rewriting-west-dispatches-borderless-nation