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May 02

Going There: Beyond Borders

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Date May 2, 2017
Time 7 PM - 8:30 PM


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114

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Event Description

Borders. Fences. Walls. They run deep in our national consciousness, our sense of self. They signal who belongs and who doesn't.

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:

B-Side Players

Alfonso Gonzalez Attorney,
CIR Law Offices International

Jean Guerrero
Reporter, KPBS Fronteras

Jorge Meraz
Host, Crossing South

Terry Shigg
President, National Border Patrol Council Local 1613

Jacqueline Arellano
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.

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