Collective Action for Social and Migrant Justice in the Borderlands

May Session 2022 Study in Arizona

From May 19 to May 29th,  Anne Gebelein will be piloting a new Global Experiential Learning program in Tucson, Arizona. A partnership between El Instituto, the Human Rights Institute, the School of Social Work and the non-profit organization Borderlinks of Tucson, the program will take students to the US/Mexican border region to learn from and collaborate with organizations that participate in collective action to address human rights concerns. Students will earn 3 credits while learning how ordinary citizens on both sides of the border have worked for justice for immigrants and border residents. Students will reflect on how national policy and international trends affect border communities, the root causes of migration, femicide, border militarization and its consequences, theSocial Media Story 2 Borderlands history of the sanctuary movement, and the unique needs of asylum seekers and child migrants.

The deadline to apply is February 15th, so please encourage students you think would benefit to apply now. The cost is approximately 3000$ for the 3-credit experience + a plane ticket.

Contributed by Anne Gebelein