Alternative Migrant Trail 2020: Day 4

Wednesday, May 27, 2020:

Daily Reflection

Featured Podcast: Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

Webinar Featured Speaker: Todd Miller, journalist and co-founder of the Migrant Trail

Talk title: “In an Empire of Borders, Build Bridges, Not Walls”

Speaker bio: Journalist and Author, Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years.   He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.

Todd  has authored four books: Build Bridges, Not Walls ( City Lights, 2021), Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019),  Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017), and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014). Todd is a contributing editor on border and immigration issues for NACLA Report on the Americas and its column “Border Wars”.  Todd was active in the planning of the very first Migrant Trail and has walked many times.  His forthcoming book, Build Bridges, Not Walls, draws on his twenty years of activism and reporting, calling us to imagine a world without borders. 

Todd shared his insights on the global expansion of the U.S. border and its relation to policing climate-driven migration around the world.