This blog is a place for students participating in DukeEngage Tucson to share stories, experiences, photos, and reflections from their time in the borderlands.

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.

Volunteer opportunities range from working with immigrants, day laborers, and homeless people to organizing “know your rights” clinics and participating in research related to immigration, to assisting with community action/interaction and publicity efforts.  2013 students are placed at Border Action Network, ScholarshipsA-Z, The Sierra Club Borderlands, Southside Presbyterian Church Worker Center, St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, Derechos Humanos, PanLeft, Iskashitaa, and the Restoration Project.



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