common ground on the border vi and 15th annual santa cruz valley border issues fair - january 17-19, 2019
The U.S.-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 17 different music, art, writing, and social justice
classes in our Common Ground on the Border program.
On Saturday morning, we will be presenting the 15th Annual Border Issues Fair 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 and into the desert on Thursday. And, of
course, there will be dynamic concerts on Friday and Saturday nights.
Above are photos of three of our performers...and something unique about our Common Ground on the Border is that these performers are also available to teach you in a class/workshop that you may choose. Please see the brochure, which includes the schedule and registration.