Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall (Day Two)

Fri, April 28, 2017 | Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom (2.306), Connolly Center, The University of Texas School of Law

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Border Wall Symposium April 27-28
Border Wall Symposium April 27-28

The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Symposium marks the 10 year anniversary of the implementation of the Secure Fence Act and it reflects on the potential expansion and hardening of the physical and political reality of the U.S. border wall. The symposium brings together interdisciplinary researchers, scholars, activists, and community members who have studied, documented, and experienced the impacts of this structure.

April 28, 2017

8:30-9:00 am
Coffee and Check-in

9:00-10:15 am
The State & The Border

10:15-11:30 am
The Built Wall

11:30-11:45 am
Break

11:45 am-1:00 pm
More Walls: Carceral Formations & Shifting Migrations

1:00-2:30 pm
Lunch

2:30-3:45 pm
The Environmental Impact of the Wall

3:45-4:00 pm
Break

4:00-5:45 pm
Resisting the Wall: Artistic & Community Reponses

5:45-6:00 pm
Closing Remarks

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice; the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies; the Center for Mexican American Studies; the College of Liberal Arts; the Department of History; the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies; the Department of Sociology; the Department of American Studies; and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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