Borderlands Lecture Series

Dispossession in the Borderlands

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.

Coffee and biscochitos at 6, lecture at 6:30.