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Spring 2019 Class Meeting Times
T/TH 11:30 – 12:45 PM
Course: GST 371: Global Border Crossing (4 cr)
Date: April 4 – April 11, 2020 (Easter Break)
Professors: Profs. Kara Cebulko, Andrea Rojas
Program Costs: $975*
Price Inclusions: Airfare, Accommodations, Food, Transportation, Program Fee, Insurance
*Program Cost is Subject to Change
This course will focus on the meaning of “justice across borders,” and “global border crossing” with special attention to the historical and contemporary relationship between the U.S. and its border communities. We will deepen this understanding through a comparative perspective, examining other borders and communities, globally and locally. We will also consider what it means to live in transnational communities. Finally, this course will take an active look at our own roles in building connections across borders for social change, including a critical look at the meaning of “global citizenship” and how our own social locations and identities impact working for that change. We will travel to Tijuana, México to gain first-hand experience of life on the border. During this trip, we will spend time in Chicano Park in San Diego, physically cross between San Diego, CA and Tijuana (the busiest international land cross point in the world), volunteer with the non-profit Esperanza International, and learn more about migration and borders from our community partners in Tijuana. Reflection on cross-border service experience will be included in the course with opportunities to identify and develop strategies for defining and enhancing justice across borders. Spanish proficiency will be beneficial for course participants but is not required.
Work daily alongside community members affiliated with Esperanza International which empowers communities through building dignified homes
Meet with staff and migrants at Casa del migrante in Tijuana, Mexico, a non-profit civil association which assists the most vulnerable migrants who arrive in the city.
Connect with Centro Promoción Salud Esperanza in Tijuana, Mexico, that serves the Spiritual, medical, educational and psychological needs of the community to promote better living conditions.
Visit Friendship Park/Al Parque de la Amistad in Playas de Tijuana, the historic meeting place in the US/Mexico border, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Witness the largest concentration of Chicano murals in the world at Chicano Park in San Diego