San Diego Independent Scholars
February SDIS NEWSWhere is Our Civic Imagination?
Border Regions as Laboratories to Re-think Citizenship
On February 20, UCSD Profs. Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman will tell us why there is an urgent need for construction of new conceptions of citizenship, beyond the arbitrary jurisdictional boundaries that too rigidly define cityhood, and beyond the identitarian politics of the nation-state. Can a cross-border citizen exist, whose idea of citizenship is organized around the shared values, common interest and sense of mutual responsibility between two divided cities?