The United States-Mexico borderlands has always been a beautiful mix of culture, language, cuisine, economies, and people. It has also been a place of struggle, high and low temperatures, a fragile environment and the push and pull of immigration.
The Borderlands is the perfect place to explore the arts, touch the culture and have deeper conversations about the complicated issues that collide here.
On Friday and Saturday afternoons, we will have 19 different music, art, writing, and dance classes in the ninth annual Common Ground on the Border program.
On Saturday morning, there will be three border information lectures with stimulating national and international scholars and activists sharing their perspectives on our current border and immigration crisis.
In addition, there will be field trips to the border, into the desert, and other nearby locations on Thursday. And, of course, there will be dynamic concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.