Roots and Routes of Migration is designed for Spanish language competent students who wish to study migration, border enforcement, human rights, globalization, and immigration policy in-depth. The semester will include an extended travel seminar in Guatemala and southern Mexico to visit communities that have been affected by migration. The goal of the spring program is to assist students in developing a comprehensive analysis of the causes of migration and the consequences for individuals and communities on both sides of the international border. Building on that analysis, the spring program gives students opportunities to explore alternatives to the policies that have caused migration, and to speak with communities of people on both sides of the border dedicated to construcing a world where people can exercise their right to migrate or their right to stay home.
From Left to Right (clockwise): Students at the International Border in Nogales, Sonora with US Border Patrol in the background; Border art on display at the University of Arizona in Tucson; Students visiting the work of Taller Yonke along the border wall in Nogales, Sonora.