Group prepares for alternative spring break trip studying US-Mexico migration

Fence-400Earlier in the semester, a group of undergraduates was selected through an application process for a trip to Tuscon, Arizona to immerse themselves in issues surrounding migration along the US-Mexico border. Throughout their time, the students will keep journals and share in evening reflections on activities including hiking along migrant trails in the desert with the Tucson Samaritans; meeting with a lawyer from the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project; crossing the border into Nogales, Mexico to visit the Home for Hope and Peace, a public art installation, and a Grupos Beta agency that provides essential services to migrants; visiting artist Deborah McCullough, who collects found items in the desert for her work; attending an Operation Streamline hearing; and visiting a detention center in Florence, AZ. Stay tuned to the Kenan Institute for Ethics website for images and reflections of their time after their return.