Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Borderland Realities course explores immigrant experience, includes trip to AZ

Spring 2016  CI5150 Borderland Realities, Education Policy and Agency: Exploring the Immigrant Experience

Thursday, 4:40PM-7:20PM
Nicholson Hall 315 east bank campus

Instructor: Marina Aleixo
Collaborator: Stephanie Owen-Lyons
Spring 2016  (3 credits)

Borderland Realities, Education Policy and Agency: Exploring the Immigrant Experience brings to focus the history of individual, institutional (educational) and cultural forms of marginalization and discrimination of immigrant communities from US early history to today. This class includes a Spring Break trip to Tucson and the Sonora Desert led by the non-profit Borderlinks (www.borderlinks.org). Service learning opportunities may include water drops in the desert, interpreting for newly arrived migrants and serving as a supportive witness for migrants at deportation court. Both in Minnesota and Tucson, participants will dialogue with local stakeholders, advocates and agents of change including migrants, activists, border patrol, ranchers, faith communities, lawyers and lawmakers. Students will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast US immigrant issues with those across the globe.

Registering for CI5150 requires participation in the Arizona experience. A program fee of $2,550 will be added to your student account to cover the cost of the trip. The program fee for this course is covered by financial aid. Contact Onestop for additional questions.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

For more information contact us at aleix001@umn.edu
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