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Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition
September 14, 2021 - October 15, 2021
Join us every Tuesday-Thursday from 4-7 PM, 9/14 – 10/13 in Maxwell Hall for the Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition. This will be followed by extended gallery hours on Friday, October 15th.
HT94 is a participatory art exhibition that illuminates the humanitarian crisis occurring at the US border. In 1994, the US Border Patrol launched the immigration enforcement strategy “Prevention Through Deterrence (PTD).” Undocumented migrants were funneled through treacherous environments, dubbed as “Hostile Terrain” by U.S. Border Patrol. At least 3,200 people have died, largely from dehydration and hyperthermia, while attempting this journey through Arizona. PTD remains the primary enforcement strategy used on the U.S./Mexico border today.
Additional events for this exhibition include:
Opening Event: Border South Film Screening: Intercultural Diversity Center (IDC), 4:30-6 PM, Monday 09/13, followed by:
HT94 Exhibition + Art Opening Reception: Maxwell Hall 6:15-8 PM.
Closing Event: Organizing for Immigration Justice Panel: IDC, 4:30-6 PM, Thursday 10/14. Extended Gallery Hours, 10-5 PM, Friday 10/15.
Signs Preceding the End of the World:
Book Club: 09/20, 4-5 PM @ IDC.
Lisa Dillman, Translator: 09/27, 4-5 PM @ IDC
Yuri Herrera, Author: 10/04, 4-6 PM @ Gorgas
Seminar with Dr. Scott Warren: Arizona State, No More Deaths Activist Online seminar, Friday, 3-4 PM, 10/01.
HT94 is sponsored by: The Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, Intercultural Diversity Center and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Geography, Department of Theatre and Dance, the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Program, and Art Forward.