Online Program

Online Lecture: U.S.-Mexico Border Wall — A History from 1971 to the Present

Program No. 24668RJ
Join us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn the recent history of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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At a Glance

For generations after it was first demarcated at the end of the U.S.-Mexico War in the mid-nineteenth century, there were few barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. And as late as 1971, the sitting First Lady of the United States, Pat Nixon, could say, 'I don’t think we need a border. We’re such good friends with Mexico.' But since 1986, Presidents of both parties have shared a commitment to building barriers along our nation’s southern border, with mixed results. Join John Fanestil, a San Diego pastor and historian who has witnessed this transformation first-hand across three decades working on the border in California, as he shares a brief 'biography' of the border wall.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.





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