Roundtable: Border Violence: militarization and identity formation

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017
10:30 am--11:30 am



Jorge Rodriguez is the presenter.

Mr Rodriguez is a Field Organizer for ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights.  The various intersections influencing interior border checkpoint (IBC) crossing experiences of brown, borderland residents is unique in that it has become normalized. This presentation looks at the conscious/subconscious process or actions that individuals take to meet the dominant view of what ‘normal’ or ‘non-suspect’ might be as a minimization of suspicion technique (MST). Jorge also will discuss whether IBC crossings influence the way borderland residents identify themselves in a region that is continuously influenced by colonial residual ideologies and institutions.