Beyond Borders: In Partnership with The New York Times Beyond Borders: In Partnership with The New York Times

Photo Credit: Todd Heisler

Beyond Borders

Presented by New York Times and Curran

Feb 26 at 7pm

Beyond Borders

Feb 26 at 7pm

Genre

Guest Speaker

Runtime

70 minutes

Doors Open

1hr Before Show

Genre

Guest Speaker

Runtime

70 minutes

Doors Open

1hr Before Show


How does the United States treat its migrants and immigrants? And what can we expect in the future? What has been happening on the borders and in our cities—including San Francisco, which is a sanctuary city?

Join New York Times journalists for a conversation on the Curran stage — one month before the historic theater completely transforms into a refugee camp’s Afghan cafe for the West Coast debut of the celebrated new play THE JUNGLE. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls THE JUNGLE a “thrilling drama,” which chronicles the self-governing community of refugees from various countries that emerged in Calais, France.

New York Times reporters will address how the U.S. treats its migrants and immigrants and what’s happening on our borders and in our cities, including a sanctuary city like San Francisco. National immigration correspondent Miriam Jordan will moderate this conversation with Kirk Semple, a Mexico-City based correspondent who’s traveled with multiple immigrant caravans. Katharine Gin, co-founder and executive director of Immigrants Rising, a group that works with Dreamers and undocumented youth, and Holly Cooper, a UC Davis professor and immigration attorney, will also participate in the discussion. The evening will finish by addressing audience questions.

  • June 23, 2018: A woman from Honduras and a group of men from Cuba wait on a bridge connecting Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas, to ask for asylum in the United States. CREDIT: Todd Heisler for The New York Times.

  • December 4, 2018: A Mexican man, who has plans to cross the border into San Diego, United States, right, observes from Tijuana Mexico, a border wall expansion done by U.S. contractors. CREDIT: Photo by Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

  • October 4, 2018: Border Patrol agent Robert Rodriguez helps apprehend illegal immigrants crossing into the US by McAllen, Texas, from 4am to 9:30am. CREDIT: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times.

"Best Speaking Series 2018"

- San Francisco Magazine

SHOW & TELL is your opportunity to interact with a variety of topics, speakers and ideas - through a new lens. Through SHOW & TELL, you’ll engage with speakers and presenters in a fresh way.

Creatives

Holly Cooper

Holly Cooper

UC Davis Professor/Immigration Attorney

Katharine Gin

Katharine Gin

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Immigrants Rising

Miriam Jordan

Miriam Jordan

New York Times National Immigration Correspondent

Kirk Semple

Kirk Semple

New York Times Correspondent, Mexico City

  • Holly Cooper

    Holly Cooper

    UC Davis Professor/Immigration Attorney

  • Katharine Gin

    Katharine Gin

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Immigrants Rising

  • Miriam Jordan

    Miriam Jordan

    New York Times National Immigration Correspondent

  • Kirk Semple

    Kirk Semple

    New York Times Correspondent, Mexico City