Cultural geographer Dr. Scott Warren will present a FRANK Talks on “Borders, Walls & Immigration” at the Douglas Public Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. in the large conference room.
Immigration is one of the most divisive issues facing our country and our state. Who comes in and out of the U.S., and how? Do current immigration laws effectively promote national security and economic prosperity, without compromising human and civil rights? In Arizona, border security and immigration policies are more than media and political talking points. They shape our everyday lives, and the land and people that live here in complex ways.
Warren is a cultural geographer who lives in Ajo, Arizona. As an academic geographer, he researches and teaches about the intersection of people and place at the Mexico-U.S. border, working to bring the experiences of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands into his classrooms while at the same time getting his students out of the classroom and into the Arizona-Sonora borderlands.
FRANK Talks is a free, interactive community conversation program from Arizona Humanities in partnership with the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. Attendees discuss issues of local and national importance. FRANK Talks encourage participants to weigh facts, provide the opportunity to put them in context, and consider different points of view.
For additional information, contact the Library at (520) 417-7359 or (520) 417-7352.