Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border

Title

Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border

Description

We will talk about the way the sacred is weaponized by elite powers to shape social reality, the way it grants permanence to the negating of the inherent sacred worth of the black and brown bodies of those approaching or crossing the border, while sacralizing the Anglo-American project of colonization, violence, and manifest destiny. We will also talk about how – counter-intuitively – appealing to the sacredness of the other can provide a way toward a healing strategy, and how we can seek to “attend in a healing way to the recurring, open wounds of post-coloniality at the US-Mexico border” – wounds that are, for the author, personal.

Date

2024-05-09

Publisher

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-NC/1.0/

Format

mp4

Language

English

Is Part Of

Cultivating Ideas

Collection

Citation

Cuéllar, Gregory Lee, “Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border,” Austin Seminary Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://www.austinseminarydigital.org/items/show/1747.