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Going There: Beyond Borders
Tue, May 2, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
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:
Attorney, CIR Law Offices International
Reporter, KPBS Fronteras
Host, Crossing South
President, National Border Patrol Council Local 1613
Volunteer, Border Angels
NPR's Going There with Michel Martin and KPBS present a provocative discussion about the creativity and the complications that come with living near the borders.