Revitalize Not Militarize: the Struggle for Human Rights in the Southern Border
The southern border region is home to some 15 million people living in border communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is also one of the most militarized border regions in the hemisphere. In this talk, Christian RamÃrez, Director of Human Rights and Alliance San Diego and director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, discusses how border communities are defying negative stereotypes about the borderlands and driving a solution oriented policy agenda in order to advance a vision for a better border.
Christian RamÃrez was born in Tijuana, Mexico. Since 1994 Christian has been active on issues relating to US immigration policy and its impact on southern border communities. He has presented in international and national gatherings on the state of human rights in the US-Mexico Border. Mr. Ramirez is a nationally and internationally recognized spokesperson on immigration and border enforcement issues. At the Alliance San Diego, Christian serves as Director of Human Rights and is also the director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition as well.
This event is presented in partnership with the Tuesday Noon Academy, the Intercollegiate Department of Chicanx and Latinx Studies, and the Scripps Politics Department
Free and open to the public.