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Your Call: Refugees and the right to move


On the Oct 17th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

Over the past decade, 40,000 people died trying to cross international borders. Reece argues these deaths are not exceptional; they’re the result of state attempts to contain the population and control access to resources. Email your questions and comments about the refugee crisis to feedback@yourcallradio and join the conversation live at 10am with Rose Aguilar and you.


Reece Jones, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and author of Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Upcoming events:

Monday, October 17, 7pm at The Green Arcade in SF

Tuesday, October 18, 7:30pm at  PEGASUS BOOKS DOWNTOWN in Berkeley

Wednesday, Oct 19, 3:40pm at UC Berkeley

Web Resources:

Verso Books: Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Project Syndicate: Why Border Walls Fail

The Guardian: Three Nauru refugees volunteer to be resettled in Cambodia

Quartz: This is what happens when we build walls and fences to keep people out



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.