Events

 

October 6, 2022: Sonoran Glass School Demonstration and Tour

10/06/2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM MT
Sonoran Glass School Demonstration and Tour, 633 West 18th St., Tucson, AZ. Tour fee: $50 members; $55 non-members (fee includes tour and individual glass project).

October 12, 2022 10-11:30am - Borderlands Literature and Film Club (BLFC)

10/12/2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MT
Second Wednesday of each month
Via Zoom
Jenn Budd will join us by Zoom as we explore her book, “Against the Wall: My Journey from Border Patrol Agent to Immigrant Rights Activist.” This memoir presents her time as a senior patrol agent and an intelligence agent with the U.S. Border Patrol from 1995 to 2001, her resignation, and her many recent roles in the field of immigrant rights.

OCTOBER 13, 2022: TUCSON GASTRONOMIC TOUR

10/13/2022 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM MT
October 13, 12:30-4pm: Tucson Gastronomic Tour, a walking tour of Tucson’s Presidio District’s restaurants. ​​Celebrating Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, the tour starts at the Presidio Museum and then stops at three locations in the historic Presidio District of Downtown Tucson. Participants will learn from knowledgeable tour guides about Tucson’s complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients. Tour fee: $100 members; $110 non-members.

October 17, 2022: Tucson Mainly Murals Walking Tour

10/17/2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
October 17, 9-11am: Tucson Mostly Murals Walking Tour, led by tour guide Dorothy Yanez, features many of the murals found in the downtown area, discussing the artist, history of the mural, and many of the artists’ inspirations behind the pieces. The tour begins at the Presidio Museum in Tucson, is approximately two miles long and will last about two hours. Fee: $20 members; $25 non-members

October 19, 2022: Birding with Jeff Babson

10/19/2022 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM MT
October 19, 8am-1pm: Birding with Jeff Babson, Pima Country naturalist and owner of Sky Island tours. The mass movement of birds in spring and fall are truly phenomenal natural events, as millions of birds from to and from tropical wintering grounds to their breeding range in temperate forests, grasslands, and marshes. No other natural event stitches the planet together quite as well as does bird migration. In this presentation, we will explore bird migration – why and how they accomplish the feat, threats that they face on their journey, and other topics, using examples of North America birds.
Meet at LAS CIENEGAS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA to see the newly split Chihuahuan Meadowlark as well as the opportunity for Northern Harrier, other cool birds, and grassland Sparrows.
From LAS CIENEGAS we will drive to Patagonia for a birding lunch at the picnic tables (bring your own lunch) and end at Paton's for Hummingbirds. It will be a beautiful fall trip.
IMPORTANT!
We will meet at 8am at the intersection of State Route 83 and Sahuarita Road at the dirt turn-out immediately to the southwest on 83.
Fee:  $15 members; $20 non-members

October 22, 2022: "Prevention Through Deterrence"

10/22/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
October 22, 10am: U.S. Immigration Policy - “Prevention thru Deterrence”, a presentation by Geoff Boyce, Academic Director & Faculty, Border Studies Program, Earlham College and Research Associate, Binational Migration Institute, University of Arizona. Location: United Methodist Church of Green Valley. Co-sponsored with AZ Immigration Alliance (AZIA)

November 9, 2022 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/09/2022 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM MT
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising, nonprofit, economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a presentation by US Consulate staff.(depending on availability) Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).
We’ll meet at the BCA Office at 8:30am. One week before the tour, you’ll receive a detailed itinerary and other information you'll need for the tour.

Nov 9, 2022 10-11:30am - Borderlands Literature and Film Club (BLFC)

11/09/2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MT
Second Wednesday of each month
Via Zoom
This exciting new book has had rave reviews since its June 2022 publication. “Somewhere We Are Human” consists of “authentic voices on migration, survival, and new beginnings” with a foreword by Viet Thanh Nguyen and edited by Reyna Grande. It includes selections from many authors, several whom we have read and met, including Javier Zamora and Reyna Grande. We hope to have editor Reyna Grande, author of best-selling memoirs “The Distance Between Us “and “A Dream Called Home,” as our key speaker (TBD).

Nov. 10, 2022: Downtown Tucson Public Art & Murals Tour

11/10/2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
November 10, 9-11am: Downtown Tucson Public Art & Murals Tour.  Recent years have seen an explosion of public art throughout Tucson. Led by tour guide Dorothy Yanez,  Tucson Public Art & Mural Walking Tour, begins at the Presidio Museum and proceeds into the downtown area, stopping at numerous public art pieces and murals. At each stop you will learn about the artist and the artwork.  The tour is approximately 2 miles. Tour fee:  $20 for members; $25 for non-members

NOVEMBER 15, 2022: "The River Made Me: Nature & History Tour in Old Tubac"

11/15/2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
Nov. 15, 10am-Noon: “The River Made Me: Nature & History Tour in Old Tubac”. Join NPS Ranger Rick for a fun nature and history tour of old Tubac and the Santa Cruz River. Experience historic Tubac, the Tubac Presidio, and the Anza Trail along the river below Tubac. Meet Ranger Rick of Tumacacori National Historical Park at the Tubac Presidio, then stroll 2 miles from the Tubac Presidio, a short walk along the river and back. Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members. Location: Meet at Tubac Presidio

Nov. 16, 2022: Breakfast & The Border

11/16/2022 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
November 16, 8:30-11am: “BCA Breakfast at the Border” with speaker Dr. Michael Brescia, Curator of Ethnohistory, Arizona State Museum. Presentation topic: “Putting Mexico and the United States on the Historical Couch: The Long View of a Shared and Contested Past”. Breakfast fee: $35/Members; $40/ Non-members. Location: Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita

December 2-10, 2022: The Magic of Oaxaca Tour - Deposit Due Sept. 1

12/02/2022 09:00 AM - 12/03/2022 12:00 PM MT
We are now very excited to announce that we’re planning a trip with Porfirio to Oaxaca for December 2-10, 2022. This is an exclusive tour, taking you into people’s homes to view their craft-making and, on some occasions, enjoying a home-cooked meal.
The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.  
Oaxaca tour prices and deadlines:

Double occupancy = $2,750 per person for BCA members ($2,850 non-members)

Single occupancy = $2,950 per person for BCA members ($3,050 non-members)

To reserve your spot, please submit a $500 hold fee when you register at www.bordercommunityalliance.org or call Suzy at (520) 398-3229. (This fee is refundable up until July 15, 2022.)

An additional $1,500 deposit will be required by September 1, 2022.

All final payments will be due by October 1, 2022.

If you cancel after the deadlines, we will not be able to refund your money unless there is a waiting list and your place on the trip can be filled by someone else. In this case, there is a $200 administration cancellation fee.

BCA has the right to cancel the tour at any time based on safety or COVID concerns in the Oaxaca area. If the trip is cancelled, a full refund will be made.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering

December 2-10, 2022: The Magic of Oaxaca Tour - Final Payment Due Oct. 1

12/02/2022 09:00 AM - 12/03/2022 12:00 PM MT
We are now very excited to announce that we’re planning a trip with Porfirio to Oaxaca for December 2-10, 2022. This is an exclusive tour, taking you into people’s homes to view their craft-making and, on some occasions, enjoying a home-cooked meal.
The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.  
Oaxaca tour prices and deadlines:

Double occupancy = $2,750 per person for BCA members ($2,850 non-members)

Single occupancy = $2,950 per person for BCA members ($3,050 non-members)

To reserve your spot, please submit a $500 hold fee when you register at www.bordercommunityalliance.org or call Suzy at (520) 398-3229. (This fee is refundable up until July 15, 2022.)

An additional $1,500 deposit will be required by September 1, 2022.

All final payments will be due by October 1, 2022.

If you cancel after the deadlines, we will not be able to refund your money unless there is a waiting list and your place on the trip can be filled by someone else. In this case, there is a $200 administration cancellation fee.

BCA has the right to cancel the tour at any time based on safety or COVID concerns in the Oaxaca area. If the trip is cancelled, a full refund will be made.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering

December 2-10, 2022: The Magic of Oaxaca Tour - HOLD FEE

12/02/2022 09:00 AM - 12/03/2022 12:00 PM MT
We are now very excited to announce that we’re planning a trip with Porfirio to Oaxaca for December 2-9, 2022. This is an exclusive tour, taking you into people’s homes to view their craft-making and, on some occasions, enjoying a home-cooked meal.
The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.  
Oaxaca tour prices and deadlines:

Double occupancy = $2,750 per person for BCA members ($2,850 non-members)

Single occupancy = $2,950 per person for BCA members ($3,050 non-members)

To reserve your spot, please submit a $500 hold fee when you register at www.bordercommunityalliance.org or call Suzy at (520) 398-3229. (This fee is refundable up until July 15, 2022.)

An additional $1,500 deposit will be required by September 1, 2022.

All final payments will be due by October 1, 2022.

If you cancel after the deadlines, we will not be able to refund your money unless there is a waiting list and your place on the trip can be filled by someone else. In this case, there is a $200 administration cancellation fee.

BCA has the right to cancel the tour at any time based on safety or COVID concerns in the Oaxaca area. If the trip is cancelled, a full refund will be made.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering.

The price of the tour includes accommodations, group breakfasts and lunches, ground transportation, entrance fees, and multilingual guides for both city and village. Airfare, tips, alcoholic beverages and discretionary personal purchases are not included. People arriving or departing outside of the trip dates will need to pay for their own airport transfers. While you can find other tours to Oaxaca that are cheaper, we believe the quality of this experience will be well worth it. Trust relationships and an intimate knowledge of the local culture make this a very special offering

Dec. 5, 2022:Borderlands Reporting with Melissa del Bosque

12/05/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
December 5, 10am: “Borderlands Reporting” with Melissa del Bosque, Emmy Award-winning Journalist with the Border Chronicle and 2020 RFK Human Rights Journalism Award winner. Co-sponsored with AZ Immigration Alliance (AZIA). On Zoom

December 14, 2022 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

12/14/2022 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM MT
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising, nonprofit, economic and civil sector of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico led by both Mexican & US guides as well as a presentation by US Consulate staff.(depending on availability) Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is required.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).
We’ll meet at the BCA Office at 8:30am. One week before the tour, you’ll receive a detailed itinerary and other information you'll need for the tour.

Feb. 9, 2022 10-11:30am - Borderlands Literature and Film Club (BLFC)

02/09/2022 10:00 AM - 02/28/2023 11:30 AM MT
Second Wednesday of each month
via Zoom
$100/year or $10 dropin

Borderlands Literature and Film Club (BLFC)

01/12/2022 10:00 AM - 12/31/2022 11:30 AM MT
Second Wednesday of each month
via Zoom
$100/year or $10 dropin

BLFC Borderlands Literature & Film Circle - Annual Fee

01/01/2022 08:00 AM - 12/31/2022 08:00 AM MT
Read Cutting-edge authors, watch current-day videos, and participate in dynamic discussion as we expand our understanding and appreciation of Mexico/US borderlands through films, books, and captivating guest speakers. Encompassing themes of immigration, culture, history and environment, our well-known speakers include authors, activists, artists, scientists, farmers, immigration experts and more. Join us and grow!
Zoom Meetings: 10-11:30 MST
Monthly second Wednesdays
via emailed links
Join for $100/yr
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