Crisis & Salvation Borderlands

This on-campus JayTerm course provides students with the opportunity to learn about US immigration law and policy, as well as border enforcement, and their impacts on marginalized peoples, especially those migrating to the US from Mexico and Central America and those living with an international border through their traditional homelands (Tohono O’odham Nation). Students will learn through engaging activities, film/video, readings, interviews, presentations, and discussions about the different people and organizations, from government to vigilante to humanitarian, involved in the crisis at the US-Mexico border, especially between Arizona (USA) and Sonora (Mexico). Morning sessions will focus on discussion of readings, while afternoon sessions will allow for engaging activities. Students will together select a humanitarian aid group and solicit support for