Book Talk with Dr. Fleuriet livestream

Rhetoric and Reality on the U.S. - Mexico Border with Dr. Jill Fleuriet

Politicians and many media commonly portray the U.S.-Mexico border as a place of menace and intractable challenge, rather than a historic region with a powerful legacy of resilience---and an abundance of promise. In a new book, Rhetoric and Reality on the US-Mexico Border: Place, Politics, Home , UTSA Professor of Anthropology Jill Fleuriet, herself a product of the Border, set out to listen to a wide array of Borderlands voices---and what emerged was another vision for the region’s future. In this event, featuring scholars, educators, and journalists in dialogue, we’ll examine the conflicting representations of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and explore new ways of thinking about change and opportunity for this critical part of our nation. The United States gets the U.S.-Mexico border wrong. Our ideas about the southern border are rooted in outdated ideas of people and places. The southern border has essential lessons that could help the rest of the U.S. address common challenges of education, health, and the economy.


Wednesday, April 6 3:30PM - 5:00PM CST


Main Campus Student Union Retama (SU 2.02.02)

Rhetoric and Reality on the U.S. - Mexico Border

With Dr. Jill Fleuriet

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