Friday, December 9, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walking the Line: The Reality of Life on the Borderlands
The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. More than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for more than one-fifth of the world’s total migrant population. Additionally, according to the Pew Research Center, Mexico is the top origin country of the U.S. immigrant population. But why do they come, what are their journeys like and what happens when they arrive in the U.S.?
Rather than read headlines about what life is like at the U.S.-Mexico border, join us as we take a desert walk along the border and meet the people who live there and have traveled there. Hear their stories and deepen your understanding about borders, economies, migration, and social justice. Students will trek along the borderlands, meet migrants and community leaders, and explore a variety of immigration-related issues through hands-on workshops.
If you believe college research can be hands-on and fun, come to an information session about our faculty-led program to Tucson, Arizona in summer 2023.
Dr. Ashley Zampogna-Krug and Professor Debbie Mura will be offering History, English and Journalism courses as part of this trip.
We will stay at dormitory-style housing at Borderlinks in Tucson, Arizona, a nonprofit organization that has been educating groups about the border for more than 30 years. Participating students will decide before the trip if we will travel into Mexico to dine with a Mexican family in their home.