Tuesday, May 17, 2022

los angeles book presentation - more than a wall/mas que un muro




Thursday, May 19
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Bunche Hall 10383

Also accessible on zoom.  Registration link: https://bit.ly/3MeriyC

David Bacon
Independent journalist and photographer


Maite Zubiaurre
UCLA Professor in European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS)
and Spanish and Portuguese

This event will be broadcast via FaceBook Live: 

Sponsored by UCLA Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA Latin American
Institute, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor & Employment

More Than a Wall / Más que Un Muro explores the many aspects of the border region through photographs taken by David Bacon over a period of 30 years. These photographs trace the changes in the border wall itself, and the social movements in border communities, factories and fields. This bilingual book provides a reality check, to allow us to see the border region as its people, with their own history of movements for rights and equality, and develop an alternative vision in which the border can be a region where people can live and work in solidarity with each other.
- Gaspar Rivera Salgado


- a book of photographs by David Bacon and oral histories created during 30 years of covering the people and social movements of the Mexico/U.S. border
- a complex, richly textured documentation of a world in newspaper headlines daily, but whose reality, as it's lived by border residents, is virtually invisible.
- 440 pages
- 354 duotone black-and-white photographs
- a dozen oral histories
-  incisive journalism and analysis by David Bacon, Don Bartletti, Luis Escala, Guillermo Alonso and Alberto del Castillo.
- completely bilingual in English and Spanish
- published by El Colegio de la Frontera Norte with support from the UCLA Institute for Labor Research and Education and the Center for Mexican Studies, the Werner Kohlstamm Family Fund, and the Green Library at Stanford University

Publication date - May 1, 2022 (May Day, of course)

Price:  $35 plus postage and handling
To order, click here:  


"The "border" is just a line. It's the people who matter - their relationships with or without or across that line. The book helps us feel the impact of the border on people living there, and helps us figure out how we talk to each other about it. The germ of the discussion are these wonderful and eye-opening pictures, and the voices that help us understand what these pictures mean." - JoAnn Intili, director, The Werner-Kohnstamm Family Fund


MORE THAN A WALL/MAS QUE UN MURO - the exhibition:

Border Communities and their Social Justice Movements
Photographs by David Bacon

78 Photographs, 6 Text Panels
All captions and text in the show are bilingual English/Spanish

San Francisco Public Library, Jewett Gallery
Main Library, 100 Larkin St., Civic Center
February 12 to May 22, 2022

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