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Career Design Lab SF Hosts 'Myths, Truths, and History at the Border’

On Saturday, 11/2, the Columbia School of Professional Studies hosted a unique event in San Francisco, entitled “Myths, Truths, and History at the U.S.-Mexico Border."

Held at the Career Design Lab, the event coincided with el Día de los Muertos, one of Latin America’s most renowned traditions honoring the souls of departed loved ones. The program kicked off with a compressed 150-year history of the U.S.-Mexico border by Karl Jacoby, a professor in the Department of History and in the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia.

Afterward, nine-time Emmy-Award winner and Telemundo reporter Christian Cázares moderated a panel discussion among Prof. Jacoby; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Freedman (CC ’72); José and Ana Alvarez of Brownsville, Tex., who contributed firsthand accounts of present day life at the border; and Soledad Castillo, an émigré from Honduras who shared personal stories and reflections from her experience crossing the border and living in the U.S.

 

Learn more about Columbia's Career Design Lab and view a calendar of upcoming events.