Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Forum: “When Walls Become Bridges: Trade and Migration Along the Texas–Mexico Border”

Thu, April 27, 2017 | 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

From the construction of the new border wall to the renegotiation of NAFTA, the US–Mexico border is the focus of many possible changes under the new US administration, as well as increased tension between the US one of Texas’s biggest trading partners—Mexico.

In order to broaden perspectives, Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (ATCF), LLILAS Benson, CMAS, and the Gender and Sexuality Center are co-sponsoring this bi-national forum to discuss how the future of trade under the new administration might impact citizens working on both sides of the border, and to assess the relationship between trade and the influx of internal migration along the highly politicized southern border of the United States.

Speakers include Julia Quiñonez, Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico; Atanacio Martínez Luis, Comité Fronterizo de Obrer@s, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Laura Carlsen, Americas Program, Center for International Policy, Mexico D.F.; Elvia Rosales Arriola, Women on the Border, Austin, Texas; Bob Cash, Texas Fair Trade Coalition, Austin, Texas; Alonzo René Mendoza, United We Dream, Austin, Texas; and Juan Belman, University Leadership Initiative, Austin, Texas.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Bianca Hinz-Foley Trejo.

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