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Arizona Border - BorderLinks

Friday, June 14th - Friday, June 21, 2019

Cost: $1,150

The SCU delegation will spend the week in the Tucson area and will be hosted by BorderLinks, an international organization that connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation.  Students will learn about immigration policy and reform and its impact on the lives of people living along the US-Mexican border.

The experience will focus on: labor issues, environmental impacts, international trade policies and practices, poverty and food access. The group will come to understand the history and culture of this region through conversations and meetings with migrants, community leaders, activists, and NGOs which may include: Missing Migrant Project, Florence Project, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mariposas Sin Fronteras, Sierra Club, and People Helping People.

 

"Anyone interested in what it looks like to carry out a longstanding faith tradition of welcoming the stranger/foreigner and standing in solidarity with those on the underside of power and justice will seriously benefit from this experience."

— Brad Nelson

SCU Delegation at BorderLinks


 

Application Process 


Selected participants for immersions will be expected to attend 4–5 pre-trip meetings and a pre-trip weekend retreat,  as well as 3 post-trip meetings upon return.