Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:10pm
Linderman Library, 200
30 Library Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Latin American and Latino Studies presents
Rethinking the Wall: A Social History of the U.S. Border Wall with Olivia Mena, Princeton University.
Today the national border wall is the highest symbol of American identity, freedom, and security, and also one of the greatest symbols of exclusion. This lecture uncovers how walls and fences were the founding infrastructure of United States that oriented and consolidated emergent ideas of race, racial hierarchies, and labor in the landscape. This social history confronts and contextualizes the current rallying cry to “Build that Wall!” in the United States and in the world.