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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


SPEAKERS

 

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.

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
http://dallasinstitute.org/the-border-epice…of-our-homelands/

Venue

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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Phone:
214-871-2440
Website:
dallasinstitute.org