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Author Event: Border Patrol Nation
November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Armed authorities watch from a military-grade surveillance tower as lines of people stream toward the security checkpoint, tickets in hand. Few seem to notice or care that the U.S. Border Patrol is monitoring the Super Bowl, as they have for years, one of the many ways that increasingly militarized forces created to police the borders are now being used to survey and monitor the whole of American society.
In Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Homeland Security journalist Todd Miller tells, with graphic detail, an alarming story of the U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security’s ever-widening, militarized and dehumanizing reach into the lives of American citizens and immigrants .
Join the Institute for Policy Studies’ Drug Policy Project, Teaching for Change Bookstore, Busboys & Poets, CodePink, ACLU, Witness for Peace, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), American University’s Department of Anthropology, SOA Watch, and National Day Laborer Organzing Network for this illuminated discussion and book signing with author, Todd Miller.
Todd has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA.