DetailsDate May 2, 2017
Time 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114
The greater San Diego area is part of a thriving border economy, where tens of thousands of people cross into the region each day and more than $40 billion worth of trade takes place each year. Yet drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal immigration take place here, too. Some say we need to tighten the border, build a higher wall.
But borders are also places of encounter, discovery and ingenuity. The mingling of languages, cultures and ideas can make border regions exciting places to live, places of dynamic tension and possibility.
Michel will be joined onstage by:
Alfonso Gonzalez Attorney,
CIR Law Offices International
Reporter, KPBS Fronteras
Host, Crossing South
President, National Border Patrol Council Local 1613
Volunteer, Border Angels
It's the latest in the NPR event series, Michel Martin: Going There, and will be produced in partnership with member station KPBS. Join our provocative discussion about the creativity and the complications that come with living near the border. The conversation continues Twitter with #NPRBeyondBorders and at @NPRMichel.