Hundreds of miles of concrete and steel walls line the U.S.-Mexico border, slicing through sensitive ecosystems. Sierra Club's Scott Nicol will discuss the border wall’s destructive impact on the environment and the Sierra Club’s opposition to border wall construction. With a looming Presidential election, calls for longer, taller border walls are louder now than ever before. Mr. Nicol’s multimedia presentation draws attention to an aspect of border wall construction that is missing in national debates: its impact on wildlife, nature preserves, and border ecology.
Scott Nicol is an artist, educator, and activist based out of McAllen, Texas, on the eastern end of the U.S.-Mexico border. Scott is Co-Chair of the Sierra Club's Borderlands Team, which focuses its efforts on the environmental impacts of border militarization. He is also an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at South Texas College.
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