University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Let's Get Real: Life on the Border

Francisco Cantu, Greg Grandin and Scott Whiteford — three authors with in-depth knowledge of our complex border issues — will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of life along the line.

Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú was as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a 2017 Whiting Award, and a 2018 Art for Justice fellowship....

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Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin's newest book "The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America" looks at our migration policies from before the revolutionary war to President Trump's trying to close the southern border and its impact on our nation....

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Scott Whiteford

Scott Whiteford is a professor emeritus at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona and Anthropology at Michigan State University. He served as the Director of Latin American Studies at both universities....

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