Fort Garland, Colo. (May 6, 2019) ━ The Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series continues on Saturday, May 11, starting at 2 pm at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center, located at 29477 Highway 159 in Fort Garland.
Fort Lewis College professor Benjamin Waddell will give the talk "Legacy of Oppression: Southern Colorado, the Electoral College, and the Future of Democracy in the United States."
Waddell will discuss the impact that discriminatory lending practices against Hispanic farmers and ranchers in communities such as the San Luis Valley has had on the electoral system. Waddell will ground the conversation in empirical data and personal interviews with San Luis Valley elders and community members.
The Borderlands of Southern Colorado series began last October and will continue through early Summer 2019. Presentations will be hosted at El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum, and Trinidad History Museum at regular intervals. Across the three sites there will be over twenty opportunities to listen to and engage with speakers from January through May.
Each presentation is free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. More information about the presentation series can be found at h-co.org/BorderlandsTalks or by texting “Borderlands” to 474747.
For more information, call Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center at 719-379-3512.
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