Fall 2022 Charlas con café (In Person): More than a Wall/ Más que un muro
Center for Latin American Studies, Fall 2022 Charlas con Café – a weekly space to hear lectures from a wide variety of experts and discuss topics relevant to the Latin American region, Fridays from 1-2 p.m. (unless otherwise specified).
"More than a Wall/ Más que un muro"
with David Bacon (writer and photographer)
David Bacon's book constitutes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the border between Mexico and the United States, probably the most studied in the world. His images and words compel us to see the myriad of details that make up a large part of the social life in this region. And while his photographs largely revolve around the ominous presence of the wall that separates the two nations, they also lead us, paradoxically, to perceive the reality that exists beyond this barrier of rusty bars and border fencing. His photographic images bring us closer to understanding the experiences of entire communities that have made this border region their home, their land, and their place of work.
This Charla is in person with an option to join via zoom.