Ten Duke students participated in DukeEngage Tucson this past summer. On this blog, they share stories, experiences, photos, and reflections from their time in the borderlands: http://tucsondukeengage.wordpress.com/
DukeEngage Tucson gives students a chance to spend 8 weeks in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, where they participate in volunteer opportunities with local non-profits, live with local homestay families, and take part in delegations to learn more about the context of immigration policies, human migration, and border security. This is a unique chance to be engaged with issues of immigration, politics, history, globalization, the environment, and community building.
Duke Engage Tucson is an active collaboration between BorderLinks and the following Duke-affiliated units: the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, the Center for Documentary Studies, and Student Action with Farmworkers.
Created by Certificate student, Karina Santellano, for the course "Contemporary Art, Literature, and Media of the US-Mexico Border," taught by China Medel, the blog aims to provide a space for Duke students to express their thoughts and opinions on the U.S-Mexico border, immigration in general, and the Latino/Latin American experience. The blog is a never ending work in process that is looking for contributions.