Come join us January 12 & 13, 2018! Renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. What an opportunity to grow as a person, expand your knowledge of southwest border issues and culture...and have fun!
Common Ground on the Border & Border Issues Fair is a two-day event, featuring classes in art, music and a variety of lectures. The US-Mexico Borderlands have 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. Common Ground on the Border is a unique gathering where the deep artistic and cultural roots of the Borderlands are lifted up and conversation is created that bring us across borders and move us to common ground.
Common Ground on the Border is presented in cooperation and partnership with Common Ground on the Hill. For the past 23 years, Common Ground on the Hill has gathered in Westminster, Maryland, and other locations as a multicultural community of musicians, artists, writers, lecturers, actors, and dancers, sharing skills with students of all ages and with one another. In this way, we believe that we all can improve ourselves, our communities and our world as we meet, share and celebrate our arts and cultures on "common ground."
This year we are combining two popular events - Common Ground on the Border and the 14th Annual Santa Cruz Valley Border Issues Fair and Concert - encouraging people to participate in the entire experience or just parts of it.
We are delighted to offer this 5th edition of Common Ground on the Border. Our planning team has energetically approached the work of stabilizing and growing this very important gathering. Details are available here. Send in your registration as soon as possible. Don't miss this unique opportunity!