Common Ground on the Border activities will be offered Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14. The annual Border Issues Fair, “Snapshot on Immigration,” is Saturday morning. Three knowledgeable speakers will address current border and migration issues, including post-election analysis. Registration for the morning is $10. You may pay this on Saturday morning or include the cost when you register for Common Ground on the Border events. Here is the registration form.
Common Ground on the Border will include field trips and classes all day Friday and Saturday afternoon. There will be concerts Friday and Saturday nights. Guy Davis will be featured on Friday night, a spellbinding bluesman cut from the cloth of the old masters. Exciting classes in music, art, writing and dance are scheduled for the afternoons of both days. If you sign up for a class on Friday, you will attend it both Friday and Saturday. You may choose to attend one or more events or all the weekend events. Cost can be per session or event; prices are on the registration form. Cost for all the weekend events is $90, which includes two dinners. Please note that each class is a two-day class. If you sign up for a class on Friday, you are signed up to continue it on Saturday.
Here is some background from the Common Ground on the Hill website:
Common Ground on the Border 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 22 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."
In order to learn more about the weekend classes, field trips, schedule, concerts and faculty before registering, please go to: http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/cgotb-about.html
Download and print the registration form. To register for classes or events right away, you can fax the form to 520-625-7230 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. Here's where to mail or drop off the form with your payment: The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S. La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. A brochure for this event is available at the church.