The issue of gentrification in the Southwest has deep and broad roots, and with the introduction of H.R.6365—the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2018—in the House of Representatives, a new call for an exploration of the methods of colonization is arising. Andrea Merida will draw correlations between the events surrounding Guadalupe Hidalgo and the current tenor of how gentrification impacts the descendants of the original indigenous people to this day.
The stories told in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit are getting richer. Join authors, artists, scholars, and activists from around the country this fall for the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series as they deepen discussions an complicate narratives on various Borderlands topics. All talks are free and open to the public.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Talks at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center are further sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.