Us vs. Them: Refugees, Asylum, and the Politics of the BorderlandsSaturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
- Current Affairs
Who is worthy of our compassion? Every day more Central American refugees arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border desperate for asylum. Our government greets them with armed guards and tear gas. Hearing human stories behind the headlines can change how we talk about immigration. Aaron Bobrow-Strain (“The Death and Life of Aida Hernández”), Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman (“Solito, Solita”), J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda (“No Human Is Illegal”), and Eileen Truax (“We Built The Wall”) examine the history behind this human rights crisis and tell the urgent stories of those who have experienced it firsthand.