Reece Jones: Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

April 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St.
MA 02116
Community Church of Boston

Original Facebook event here

“Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move”
with Professor and Author Reece Jones

Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. The presentation will draw on the stories of migrants whose lives are shaped by the violence of borders. The poor are restricted by the lottery of birth to slum dwellings, while the wealthy travel without constraint, exploiting pools of cheap labor and lax environmental regulations. With the growth of borders, the deaths of migrants are intimately connected to climate change, environmental degradation, and the growth of global wealth inequality. Reece Jones is an author and Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Books will be available for purchase.

Music by CommUnity Voices

Join us for a friendly lunch after the program

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.
Handicap accessible.
CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 500 Boylston Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage. Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116