Race and the Borderlands Conference

The Race and the Borderlands Conference was held at San Diego State University, April 7-8, 2023.  It brought together scholars, practitioners, student organizations, and grassroots movements from the San Diego and Tijuana regions to collectively consider issues of human rights and racialization in our borderlands. This binational conference focused on scholarly collaboration, community building, and movement of ideas and people in the region. “Race and the Borderlands” also provided opportunities to hold space, and integrate frameworks for collective activism and set the agenda for new collaborations. 

This conference was co-organized by the Center for Human Rights and the Fred J. Hansen Peace Chair, with the generous support of The Peacemakers Fund at the San Diego Foundation, as well as the Bruce E. Porteus Professor of Political Science and the Center for Latin American Studies.