Talk on History of Border Justice
On Saturday, April 24 from 12 noon to 1 PM, the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Silver City Museum will host a panel of border researchers and local champions providing humanitarian support to immigrants. Local activist Barbara Gabioud, NMSU Professor of Government Neil Harvey, and Latin American and Border Specialist Molly Molloy will help audiences to understand the history and dynamic current situation at our southern border and identify opportunities to get involved in positive ways.
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The presentation will provide a historical perspective on how immigration and US policies have impacted Grant County, an overview of recent trends, factors motivating immigration, enforcement and detention programs, and changes with the new administration. Effective community-based initiatives to provide humanitarian aid to immigrants will be showcased along with opportunities for everyone to provide meaningful support.
Barbara Gabioud is a longtime Grant County resident, WILL volunteer, and a local champion for social justice. Dr. Neil Harvey is a Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Government at New Mexico State University (NMSU.) Molly Molloy recently retired as Latin American and Border Specialist in the New Mexico State University Library and continues asylum work with the Southwest Asylum & Migration Institute in Las Cruces. She maintains the Frontera List, https:// groups.google.com/g/ frontera-list/about for news and discussion of US-Mexico border issues.
The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region's unique history. It is nationally recognized through its accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information, visit silvercitymuseum.org. The panel is part of WILL’s Lunch and Learn series of public talks.
Based out of Silver City, NM, WILL is an intentional community fostering friendships, challenging the mind, body and spirit, and exploring creativity and self-expression to enrich members' lives.