|Photos taken by Kristin Koptiuch, sorry if some
of them aren't so great!
Web pages created by her too.
- Overview of the Events
Photos of a wide selection of the events.
- Unveiling of the
The university community partnered with the Arizona Coalition of Latin American
Artists created a unique public art project, a 110-feet-long steel "Mending
Wall" bisected the central lawn of the campus. Decorated with steel panels
of colorful artwork by Mexican and American artists, the wall provided a graphic
representation of the barrier that is an imperfect attempt to separate the
United States from Mexico, transforming it through art into a meaningful symbol
of U.S.-Mexico interconnections. The opening included a blessing by
cajita artist Jorge Rodriguez Eagar, a mask-dance by performance artist Zarco
Guerrero, speeches by campus community.
- Cajitas Honoring Migrant
Campus and community members created dozens of cajitas, sacred boxes, to
honor the deaths of some 205 migrants who died in the Arizona desert in the
past fiscal year.
- Mock Supreme Court
Before mock US Supreme Court judges, opposing teams of student advocates
argued about the constitutionality of the Protect Arizona Now initiative.
- Panels and Events
Photos capture only some of the many panel discussions, town hall, Border
Justice Conference, and other events (see MJB homepage for full info).
- James Garcia Plays
and John Carlos Frey Film
Playright James Garcia produced two of his plays, "The Crossing" and a fragment
from "Latino Redux." Hollywood actor and director John Carlos Frey screened
his film "The Gatekeeper," fielded questions afterwards.
- Student Posters
Students in several classes created posters to communicate their research
on themes relevant to border justice.
- Border Art Roundtable
This historic art event brought together a dozen artists from the US and
Mexico to address their many forms of engagement in border art.