Charla con Cafe – 'Social Activism on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Citizens, Rebels, Change Agents and Reformers'
This lecture is part of the Center for Latin American Studies' Charlas con Cafe lecture series.
This is presented by Irasema Coronado, director and professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
The talk will discuss the humanitarian crisis on the United States-Mexico border that has led many people and organizations to become social activists in order to help address the immediate problems that refugees and asylum seekers have faced. According to Bill Moyer, there are four different roles that activists and social movements need to play in order to create social change: the citizen, rebel, change agent and reformer. Using Moyer's four typologies, Coronado will highlight how people and organizations on the U.S.-Mexico border are working for change, individually and organizationally. Coronado will also discuss how people demonstrate their successes and challenges amid this global phenomenon and its impact on the local communities on the border.