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KPBS Event: Intercambio: A conversation on the cross-border economy

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7 PM
Southwestern College Performing Arts Center
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WHEN Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7 p.m.
WHERE Southwestern College Performing Arts Center
AGES All ages

At the San Ysidro Port of Entry - the busiest border crossing in the nation - wait times have skyrocketed; impacting everything from the shipping routes of multinational manufacturing industries to the daily commutes of workers who cross the border each day.

Ongoing political focus on border security and safety has hampered the efficiency with which goods and services can flow between the two nations - a setback that has had ripple effects on the economies of either side of the border. Yet for many in San Diego, the full extent of this economic and cultural partnership remains relatively unknown. KPBS Investigative Border Reporter Gustavo Solis will discuss this relationship with a panel of experts, who will be taking audience questions.

Guests include:

  • Denice Garcia, Chief of Staff for San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas
  • Ernesto Bravo, West Division President of Tecma
  • Joe Smith, Senior Vice President of CBRE: Global Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Kurt Honold, Secretary of Economy and Innovation Baja California
  • Paola Avila, Chief of Staff for Mayor Todd Gloria

A catered reception will follow the event.

All attendees are required to wear masks in the theater.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. promptly.

Please allow time for parking and seating.

This discussion will be live-streamed to the KPBS YouTube page.

*Important COVID-19 Protocols - Please Review Prior to Registering*

  • Southwestern College requires facial coverings indoors.
  • You are encouraged to assess your health before you leave. If you observe any runny nose, cough, tickle/sore throat, fever, body aches or any other unusual symptoms, please stay home.
  • If you test COVID positive up to 14 days following the event, please notify our team.

Please note, COVID-19 policies are subject to change. We will email you with any updates as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Southwestern College Performing Arts Center

900 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, California 91910-7297

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