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News from the Hill December 08, 2014 | back to index

Border Crossing Immersion goes to the Arizona/Mexico Border, May 25-June 4, 2015


Andover Newton is offering the Border Crossing Immersion course Arizona/Mexico Border: Immigration, Economic Justice, and Human Rights. During this time when the national stage is engaging in discourse around immigration issues, this timely immersion trip (May 25 - June 4) will take place on the U.S. border, with the majority of our time being spent in Nogales, Mexico, a border town near Tucson, Arizona. The class will study the complex issues of immigration, the related issues of global economics that drive immigration and the implications of the militarization of the border on those who cross. Students will study multiple perspectives on immigration with the goal of empowering persons to address and respond to a critical and divisive issue in our society and in churches with a special focus on education. This experience joins with the bi-national, non-profit organization of BorderLinks for our time at the border.

Space is still left to join the group and participate in this powerful and transformative experience. Andover Newton and BTI students, and school alumni are encouraged to apply. For more information and application forms and instructions, see the Border Crossing Immersion Handbook. For additional course details, contact Brita Gill-Austern, Director of Border Crossing Immersion (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), or Professor Bob Pazmiño (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) who will be leading the course.