Borders and Borderlands: Culture, Society, and Economics during changing times

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The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) presents an Interdisciplinary Symposium on “Borders and Borderlands: Culture, Society, and Economics during Changing Times”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Morgan Library Event Hall

The day programming is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.  Sessions start at 9 a.m.


The program features panels by faculty researchers on historical and current barriers and borders drawing from Colorado, U.S., and global perspectives, as well as undergraduate student poster presentations on border-related research.


Other highlights include:

  • “Facilitating Discussion of Emotionally Charged Issues,” a community workshop at 10:30 am lead by Carmen Mendoza of CONNECTIONS, Heart Centered Coaching in Fort Collins
  • “Violent Intimacies at the Mexico-U.S. Border Industrial Complex,” a presentation at Noon by Dr. Cristina Jo Pérez (University of California, Davis)
  • “U.S.-Mexico Border Issues and Policies: An Economic Prospective,” a keynote address at 3 pm by Dr. Joan B. Anderson (University of San Diego).

The symposium concludes with a screening (tickets required) of the film “Walls/Muros” as part of the 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 PhD student who was stranded by President Trump’s first travel ban.

The film will be shown in the Lory Student Center Theatre.


More information on LACS and this special symposium is available at

More info on the film festival and tickets is at