Legacy of Oppression: Southern Colorado, the Electoral College, and the Future of Democracy in the United States
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 2:00PM — 3:30PM
Join us for another installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series with Dr. Benjamin Waddell.
Waddell will discuss the impact that discriminatory lending practices against Hispano farmers and ranchers in communities such as the San Luis Valley have had on the electoral system. He'll ground the conversation in empirical data and personal interviews with the valley's elders and community members. An associate professor of sociology at Fort Lewis College, Waddell is an expert in international migration and writes extensively about poverty, inequality, race and ethnicity, and human development.
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.