Who are we and why are we going to the border?
We are a group of students from Whitman College, and we were recently accepted to attend an intensive and academically rigorous experiential education trip on the Arizona-Sonora border. This trip is unique in the ways that it challenges students to understand their role within society by exposing them to debates regarding the U.S. immigration policy, national security, Third World development, social justice, and transnational environmental problems. The overarching theme of this trip is “Immigration, Globalization, and the Environment on the U.S.-Mexico Border”.
When are we leaving?
The trip will take place from May 21st to June 4th. We will have the opportunity to learn from people with varying perspectives on border politics such as the Border Patrol, immigration rights activists, Justice department officials, export factor managers and workers, Mexican government officials, and environmental activists. We will also be in a homestay with a Mexican family, and volunteer with a migrant aid group, No More Deaths.
How can you help?
In order to make this trip a reality we must raise $3000, which includes the cost of food, lodging, and transportation. Any donation you give will go towards the cost of our trip. Lastly, please feel free to contact our group leader,Professor Bobrow-Strain (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to receive more information or if you have any questions. Thank you for considering our request and for your generosity! Any donation, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated!