THE BORDER: EPICENTER OF OUR HOMELANDS
September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Featuring Alfredo Corchado with Tom Huang
Presented by The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Institute
In Spring, we presented a program on “Boundaries and Borders” from the perspectives of Language, Art, and the City. This Fall we return to the still-timely subject for an in-depth look at actual life on the Mexico-U.S. border from a career journalist who calls the border “home.”
According to acclaimed author Alfredo Corchado, the border is not just a geographical place, but a mindset. It’s not a no-man’s land overrun by criminals in need of a wall to separate us from them. For millions it’s a dynamic, vibrant place surrounded by some of the safest communities anywhere; it’s also a piñata for politicians. Whether from the standpoint of demographics or economic integration, the border is a peek into the future.
Join us for a conversation between Corchado and The Dallas Morning News’ Tom Huang about the epicenter of our homelands, the border. Corchado will also be signing his latest book, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration, just released in Spanish and English paperback versions.
Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration will be available for purchase.
Admission: $10; Students free
ALFREDO CORCHADO is Mexico Border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness.
TOM HUANG is Assistant Managing Editor for Journalism Initiatives at The Dallas Morning News and content co-planner for the Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas.