The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at CSU will present an interdisciplinary symposium on “Borders and Borderlands: Culture, Society, and Economics during Changing Times” on Thursday, April 20, in the Morgan Library Event Hall.
The program features panels by faculty researchers on historical and current barriers and borders — drawing from Colorado, U.S., and global perspectives — and undergraduate student poster presentations on border-related research throughout the day.
Highlights of the day include:
- “Facilitating Discussion of Emotionally Charged Issues,” a community workshop at 10:30 a.m. led by Carmen Mendoza of Connections Heart Centered Coaching in Fort Collins
- “Violent Intimacies at the Mexico-U.S. Border Industrial Complex,” a featured lunch hour presentation at noon by Cristina Jo Pérez of the University of California, Davis
- “U.S.-Mexico Border Issues and Policies: An Economic Prospective,” a keynote address at 3 p.m. by Dr. Joan B. Anderson of the University of San Diego
The symposium concludes with a screening (a ticketed event) of the film Walls/Muros as part of the second annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival and a panel discussion following the film with Alvaro Enciso, an artist and cultural anthropologist who investigates migrant deaths, and Hanan Isweiri, a CSU Ph.D. student who was stranded by President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. The film will be shown in the Lory Student Center Theatre.