Borderlands lecture event

Borderlands Lecture Series

Legacy of Oppression: Southern Colorado, the Electoral College, and the Future of Democracy in the United States

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.