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BorderX: A Crisis in Graphic Detail — Virtual Event

THURSDAY, February 25th, 2021 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM

This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register Here!

In 2018, the United States enacted a “zero tolerance” policy which criminalized the act of seeking asylum. In June 2019, the inhumane conditions in detention camps across the border were revealed, and several weeks later the BORDERx project was established.

Join us for a conversation with Mauricio Alberto Cordero, editor of BorderX: A Crisis in Graphic Detail, a comic anthology about the crisis on the southern border. This collaborative work creates a prism of different views on the cruelty of American policies at the border and their far-reaching effects on immigrants and asylum seekers. Over 70 writers and artists contributed stories and accounts of the border crisis. Several sworn depositions from detainees are represented in comics form in addition to  non-fiction, fiction and historic accounts. 

About Mauricio Cordero:

Mauricio Cordero has worked in the arts and underground scene since the 1980’s. He established the fanzine, CAUTION! and served as the education coordinator and program director at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (ICA). In France, he opened his own art gallery in Tours. Returning to the U.S. he served as executive director at the Revolving Museum and was also a founding co-director of Mill No. 5, an indoor Victorian streetscape.

Cordero now teaches comics primarily and is a part-time lecturer at MIT. He is currently teaching Making Comics and Sequential Art and lecturing in The Visual Story-Graphic Novel.

His work has been published in Double Nickels Forever, Dollars and Sense, MIT’s GradX Comix series and Fashion Institute of Technology’s Black Stories Matter. BORDERx: A Crisis In Graphic Detail is available at all major online retailers and through the website​

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