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Students Travel to the US/Mexico Border

Katalina Ganley's SPAN 3403 Create Video of Their Experience
June 10, 2020

In January of 2020, thirteen University of Minnesota students and their instructor, Katalina Ganley, traveled to Tucson, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, México, as part of the sixth cohort of SPAN 3403 Latinx immigration on the US/Mexico border.  They learned about the impacts of migration and the role and policies of the U.S, and had the opportunity to speak with many organizations on both sides of the border and hear the various things they are doing to create change. They heard from many people on the ground, ranging from humanitarian organizations to women’s co-ops to pro-bono law providers. As part of their final project, the students edited together interviews with these incredible organizations and activists to create a video showcasing the work to bring justice, peace, and transformation to the border and the U.S. immigration system. Watch below. Read about the 2019 trip here.